NSW Opposition Leader Michael Daley says that, if elected, Labor will boost funding for domestic violence services, and claims that the state Coalition cut $20 million from specialist shelters in 2014.
Housing’s critical role at the intersection of child protection and domestic violence has yet to be recognised in public policy.
Informal accommodation and vulnerable households: scale, drivers and policy responses in metropolitan Sydney
This report finds low-income and other vulnerable groups are being forced into informal housing arrangements, such as share accommodation. A chronic shortage of social and affordable housing means some people are forced to live in severely overcrowded situations that contravene planning and building regulations.
Australia's peak body for social services has released its housing and homelessness services election policy priorities. It is calling for an increase to funding for homelessness services and affordable housing.
This submission calls for increased funding and actions from the Victorian government to improve access to housing and address homelessness in the state.
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...
Across Victoria, there are only 423 crisis ‘beds’ available to people experiencing homelessness and/or family violence. When those beds are full, agencies are completely dependent on the private housing system and they use the limited funds they have available to access low end hotels and...
This report, produced by RMIT and Victoria's largest social housing provider Unison Housing, shows that the transition into social housing can be precarious for some people, with almost half of tenancies studied ending within 18 months.
This report has been prepared in response to consumer feedback that highlights the crisis in crisis accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west.
This report provides a fresh analysis of data on hidden homeless populations in unsupported temporary accommodation (UTA) in order to lift the lid on the true extent of homelessness in England.