Evaluation of the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)

Housing Evaluation Australia New South Wales

The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) in New South Wales (NSW) aims to provide adults with a mental health diagnosis with access to stable housing, clinical mental health services and accommodation support.
HASI supports over 1000 mental health consumers across NSW living in social and private housing and ranging from very high support (8 hours per day) to low support (5 hours per week) levels. It is a partnership program between Housing NSW, NSW Health, NGO Accommodation Support Providers (ASPs) and community housing providers.
The annual cost of HASI per person ranged between $11,000 and $58,000, plus project management costs of between $200 to $500, depending on the level of accommodation support and the method of calculating the annual unit cost.

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