On 12 December 2013, the Senate referred an inquiry into affordable housing to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 June 2014.
On 17 June 2014, the Senate granted an extension to the committee to report by
27 November 2014. On 2 October 2014, the committee was granted a further extension to report by the first sitting day in March 2015.
Submissions closed on 25 March 2014.