Homelessness

Out of the shadows - Domestic and family violence: a leading cause of homelessness in Australia

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/244/488/Out-of-the-shadows-Snapshot-1.pdf

Published by Mission Australia, this paper identifies domestic and family violence as a key driver of homelessness in Australia, particularly for women and children. The paper discusses the importance of domestic and family violence prevention in order to prevent homelessness, requiring a cultural and systemic shift in individual and community attitudes regarding gender and violence.

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People in short-term or emergency accommodation: a profile of Specialist Homelessness Services clients

Short-term or emergency accommodation is a service provided for the homeless, and those at risk of homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of clients in short-term or emergency accommodation who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015.

Based on service use patterns across a 4-year period, this comprehensive analysis highlights the diversity and the complexities of the short-term or emergency accommodation population.

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Theme: Homelessness

Couch Surfers - A profile of SHS clients

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/244/405/aihw-hou-298.pdf

Couch surfers are among the most hidden groups of people experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of couch surfers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015. Based on service use patterns across a 4–year period, this comprehensive analysis highlights the diversity and the complexities of the couch surfer population. 

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Changing the story on child poverty

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/resources-and-publications/fair-shares-and-families-report

6 DECEMBER 2018
APPS Policy Forum

 

Evidence has shown for a long time that the best way out of poverty is to increase incomes and access to resources. So why hasn’t policy responded? Gill Main writes about a ground-breaking study from the UK that aims to help policymakers hear the real story.

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Social housing as infrastructure: an investment pathway

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/244/401/AHURI-Final-Report-306-Social-housing-as-infrastructure-an-investment-pathway.pdf

A new research report from AHURI points to a shortfall of 727,300 social housing properties across Australia by 2038, including 166,000 new properties across Victoria.

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Theme: Homelessness

Rental Affordability Index

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/244/400/RAI_Nov_2018_-_high_quality.pdf

National Shelter, Community Sector Banking, Brotherhood St Laurence and SGS have released the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) on a biannual basis since 2015. A price index for rental housing markets, the RAI is an easy to understand indicator of rental affordability relative to household incomes. It is applied to geographic areas across Australia.

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Theme: Homelessness

The specialist homelessness services 2017-18 web report

https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/7adcd21f-6d1a-4ea5-8182-37d4343555ff/aihw-shs-2017-18-vic.pdf.aspx

The specialist homelessness services 2017-18 web report is the seventh annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC).

 

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Sleeping rough: a profile of Specialist Homelessness Services clients

An AIHW report

Rough sleepers are the most visible population experiencing homelessness. This report explores the circumstances, experiences and housing outcomes of rough sleepers who sought assistance from specialist homelessness services between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2015.

Based on service use patterns across a 4-year period, this comprehensive analysis highlights the diversity and the complexities of the rough sleeper population.

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AHURI - Navigating a changing private rental sector: opportunities and challenges for low-income renters

A new AHURI report examines the challenges and opportunities for low-income renters as they attempt to navigate a changing private rental sector (PRS)

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Theme: Homelessness

Housing Affordability re-imagining the Australian Dream

http://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/244/271/901-Housing-affordability.pdf

Excert from CHIA - March ebulletin

The Grattan Institute’s recently released research, Housing Affordability – re-imagining the Australian Dream, is the next in a series of compelling reports urging Commonwealth and State Governments to move past their policy malaise and take decisive action to improve housing affordability and guide the development of our cities.

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Theme: Homelessness

Homelessness is jeopardising the futures of Victorian kids

Homelessness is jeopardising the futures of Victorian kids

New data from the AIHW shows that last financial year, 10,985 primary and secondary school students sought help from homelessness services (accompanied and unaccompanied); an 11% increase on the previous year. 

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Couch Surfing Limbo: Young people falling between the gaps

The Couch Surfing Limbo report looks into the experiences of young people who are couch surfing, and the experiences of couch providers, identifying legal, policy and service gaps, and ways forward. It highlights several challenges and makes several recommendations.

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Specialist Homelessness Service infographics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 

Individual state and territory level infographics summarise information on specialist homelessness services delivered in 2016–17.

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Theme: Homelessness