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This study showed that the majority of homeless people in Australia’s cities had low educational attainment, elevated rates of serious medical conditions, and high levels of interaction with the justice system.
The Geelong Project is a place-based, ‘community of schools and youth services’ approach to early intervention using population screening, a flexible practice framework and youth-focused, family-centred case management. The model builds in longitudinal follow-up and support to reduce homelessness, and achieve sustainable education and lifetime...
This action plan outlines the Victorian government’s long-term strategy to reduce and prevent homelessness.
Smart Cooling in the Tropics (SCIT) was a project whose main goals were to create energy savings and improve human thermal comfort in low income households located in Darwin, Australia. The project was funded through the Australian Government’s Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP). The...
Couch surfing is increasingly being recognised as a form of homelessness in Australia, especially for young people (aged under 25) in outer urban areas, who face additional challenges due to lack of infrastructure, support and services.
The inquiry into whether persons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are being discriminated against on the basis of their race either directly or indirectly in the private housing rental market.
There is increasing evidence that in response to Melbourne’s tight rental market, a new model of for-profit rooming house provider has emerged.
A key strategy to deliver this project has been to establish a practice culture that permits and enables the Housing SA workforce at all levels to consider a person’s needs, safety and well-being, as well as policy adherence and process in developing a service response....
There is a need for more co-ordinated and comprehensive policy responses to – and resources for – homelessness, entrenched disadvantaged and long-term unemployment, writes Jessica Gerrard.