Healthy Housing CRE
The Healthy Housing Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) is a 5-year project funded by the NHMRC from 2020-2025. It involves over 20 researchers from across Australia and the world.
Across the disciplinary boundaries, this innovative Centre of Research Excellence brings together the leaders capable of answering questions around health issues and housing interventions in Australia.It will be the first and only health-focused Centre internationally to span healthy housing for Indigenous Australians, people in need and the growing population of rental housing tenants. Through the collaboration and connections encapsulated in the Centre, this project will deliver new knowledge through three interconnected research streams.
An NHMRC Ideas Grant awarded December 2020 will allow Healthy Housings CRE researchers to further focus on building evidence for action on cold, damp and mould in Australian homes.
The combination of this new funding and a passion for warm and dry homes has led the CRE leadership team to declare 2021 the "Year of Cold and Mould".