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Homelessness

Report

The funding of Western Australian homelessness services

This report provides comprehensive evidence of the funding of specialist homelessness services, mainstream services and Aboriginal services, which assist those experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.
Conference proceedings

City social and housing: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

This track provides papers that address housing affordability; urban sprawl and associated housing and social infrastructure needs across cities and regions; homelessness, housing system reform, and the futures of homeownership; social and cultural diversity and its implications for housing and social/care infrastructures; and transformative models...
Briefing paper

Ending homelessness in Australia

The authors of this paper argue that homelessness can be ended in Australia through investment in social and affordable housing, long-term support to those who need it, and targeted programs addressing the underlying drivers of homelessness.
Report

Homes for people: how Nordic policies can improve Australia’s housing affordability

Australia’s housing affordability crisis results from an over-reliance on just two options – private home ownership and private renting. To tackle it, a wider repertoire of policies is required. This report brings together three essays from writers with knowledge of Australian and Nordic social policy...
Report

COVID-19: housing market impacts and housing policy responses - an international review

Two years after the outbreak of COVID-19, this report analyses pandemic impacts on housing systems across a range of high income countries during this period, and documents a range of policy responses relating to housing and homelessness.
Technical report

Technical paper: Alignment of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) and the ABS Census definitions of homelessness

The purpose of this paper is to outline the alignment and differences in the definitions of homelessness between the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Census of Population and Housing (the Census)...
Report

The wisdom of women and workers: practice considerations for designing assertive outreach services for women experiencing homelessness

A critical assumption underpinning this project was that gender has a major influence on the experience of homelessness. Understanding women’s experiences and how they guide assertive outreach practice was therefore an important starting point in thinking about how responses can be gender defined, responsive, and...
Report

Ending homelessness in Australia: an evidence and policy deep dive

This report contributes to the research and evidence base for ending homelessness using an ending homelessness model built around addressing drivers of homelessness, meeting the direct needs of those experiencing homelessness, increasing the supply of social and affordable housing and supporting the enabling environment.
Report

Launch Housing’s inaugural impact report 2020-2021

This report outlines the story of what has changed for people, community and society in Melbourne as a result of Launch Housing's work over the past year, along with their understanding of what has influenced those changes.
Discussion paper

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement Review: issues paper

The review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement will examine how well the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs set out in the Agreement, and the suitability of the Agreement for the future. This issues paper has been...
Report

The experience of people without Australian permanent residency accessing emergency accommodation in inner city Sydney

This research report focuses on the experiences of people in a temporary emergency accommodation program which is accommodating people without permanent residency in hotels in inner-city Sydney, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Policy report

Home at last: solutions to end homelessness of older people in NSW

This report calls for early intervention and preventative approach to end homelessness for older people in New South Wales. The recommendations are based on a successful model that is currently funded by the Victorian government.
Report

Estimating the population at-risk of homelessness in small areas

This research outlines Small Area Estimates (SAE) of the population at-risk of homelessness in Australia.
Report

No fighting chance: impact of the withdrawal of COVID-19 income and tenancy benefits

This research sought to hear directly from consumers at Uniting Vic.Tas emergency relief and homelessness entry points about the impact of the withdrawal of COVID-19 payments and benefits on them and their families and children. The findings of this report supports numerous other studies in...
Guide

Blueprint model of care to support vaccine hubs for people experiencing homelessness

The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to other agencies in the development and delivery of vaccine hubs for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The model of care described here is also relevant to vaccination efforts targeting other hard to reach...
Report

More than temporary?

This report evaluates the NSW Government’s provision of temporary accommodation to people sleeping rough in the inner city of Sydney during the initial wave of the pandemic in 2020.
Report

Inquiry into homelessness in Australia: final report

This inquiry report recommends that Australian governments should work together to establish a ten-year national strategy on homelessness. The report contains 35 recommendations which involve a renewed approach to preventing and addressing homelessness in Australia.
Report

The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness: Ending homelessness in Western Australia 2021

This report builds on the Centre for Social Impact's previous work by presenting an updated analysis of homelessness in Western Australia.
Thesis

How the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the fight against homelessness: a comparative study of Vancouver, Canada and Cambridge, United Kingdom

This dissertation outlines a comparative study between Vancouver (Canada) and Cambridge (UK) on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted homelessness and the provision of homelessness services.
Report

The Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness outcomes measurement and evaluation framework: dashboard 2021

This report presents the 2021 update to the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Outcomes Measurement Framework - Dashboard, which was first released in August 2019, and updated in February 2020.