Ending homelessness in Australia: a redesigned homelessness service system
The existing Australian homelessness service system has known strengths, but its effectiveness is constrained for different population groups who experience a range of other social, economic, health and justice issues. This research report outlines strategies to redesign the homelessness service system in Australia that could...
Young people and housing supports in Australia: income support, social housing and post-homelessness housing outcomes
This paper reviews the dual system of housing support in Australia available to young people exiting the Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) system.
Redesign of a homelessness service system for young people
This research identifies measures that could reduce youth homelessness and lead to improved outcomes for young people who experience homelessness. The findings are based on a community-level analysis of special homelessness services (SHS) data and sites of innovation in three states: South Australia, NSW and...
Look beyond crisis accommodation so people like Courtney Herron aren’t homeless in the first place
The current service system is mostly a crisis response. Early intervention capacity is grossly underdeveloped and youth housing options are limited.
Youth homelessness efforts get a lowly 2 stars from national report card
In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?