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Housing First: an evidence review of implementation, effectiveness and outcomes

'Housing First' originates from the ‘Pathways to Housing’ program in the United States. This evidence review synthesises the Australian and international literature on 'Housing First' and its implementation, effectiveness and outcomes.

COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts – an initial analysis

Gains made on reducing homelessness during the pandemic last year are slipping away. Less than a third of those assisted with temporary hotel accommodation during the crisis were later transitioned into longer-term affordable housing, mainly due to a shortage of social housing available, according to...

Another stolen generation looms unless Indigenous women fleeing violence can find safe housing

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.
Position paper

Policy priorities for the next Australian government: housing and homelessness

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did the NSW Coalition cut $20 million from domestic violence shelters?

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.

Council to Homeless Persons pre-budget submission 2019–2020

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...

Who stays, who leaves and why? Occupancy patterns at Unison Housing between 2014 and 2016

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.

A crisis in crisis: the appalling state of emergency accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west

This report has been prepared in response to consumer feedback that highlights the crisis in crisis accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west.

A crisis in crisis: the appalling state of emergency accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west

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...

Lifting the lid on hidden homelessness: a new analysis

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.

Evaluation of the Housing SA new service delivery model: complete report

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.

Out of reach

The Salvation Army’s Economic and Social Impact Survey 2016 surveyed more than 1600 clients across Australia. It found that a massive 68% of clients living in private rental properties or paying off a mortgage experience extreme housing stress - using nearly two thirds of their...

Spotlight on CAB clients needing emergency accommodation

This Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) report paints a disturbing picture of vulnerable children, families and individuals who are being left without the safety net of somewhere warm and safe to sleep for the night, sometimes after having asked for help from a government agency. CAB...

“I can’t continue to live like this”

The results from the study reveal a bleak picture of entrenched and persistent poverty and disadvantage for a significant proportion of people who access Salvation Army ER and support services.

Reducing the need for women and children to make repeated use of refuge and other crisis accommodation

This report sets out the findings of a research project investigating Early Intervention Strategies to Reduce the Need for Women and Children to Make Repeated Use of Refuge and Other Crisis Accommodation. The project is intended to bring forward knowledge of the reasons for the...
Fact sheet

Partnership against homelessness

The Partnership Against Homelessness was a network of NSW Government agencies which aims to improve services for homeless men and women. The Partnership oversaw a rolling program of reforms to existing services and introduced new projects to increase access to crisis, temporary and long-term accommodation.