Specialist homelessness services annual report 2020-21

In 2020–21, SHS agencies provided support to almost 278,300 clients who each had a variety of different needs and reasons for seeking support.

Australia needs a social housing future fund

The future fund is an important mechanism to address the ongoing decline of Australia’s social housing stock.

Noongar Housing First Principles

The research was conducted by Sandra Harben at Noongar Mia Mia and were endorsed by the Telethon Kids Institute Ngullar Coorlungar Elder co-researchers.

Dropping off the Edge 2021

The report includes focus groups and interviews in eight communities in six different states and territories, including one in WA (Narrogin).

COVID-19 rental housing and homelessness impacts in Australia

New research by the ACOSS/UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership shows renters on low and modest incomes are in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia, as surging rents and the Commonwealth’s neglect of social and affordable housing creates acute stress.

Estimating the population at-risk of homelessness in small areas

The estimated rate of risk per 10,000 persons for all Australia ranges between 846.9 per 10,000 for SA3 analysis (8.5% of the total population aged 15 years and over) and 1,165 per 10,000 (11.7%) for analysis derived from HILDA.

Older women’s perceptions of homelessness on health needs

Twenty-two older women experiencing homelessness completed a questionnaire and semi-structured interview. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis.

Ageing well in public housing

Australia’s ageing housing stock offers a multitude of benefits that will supercharge the emissions reduction.

Barriers in accommodating survivors of modern slavery

Shelter WA partnered with the Australian Red Cross to undertake an in-depth assessment of the Western Australian accommodation options for Red Cross clients on the Support for Trafficked People Program.

AIHW Specialist homelessness services 2019-20: WA Factsheet

AIHW Specialist Homelessness Services 2019-20: WA Factsheet • 25,000 clients were assisted in WA—9 per cent of the national SHS population (290,500 total clients). Of WA clients:• 41 per cent were homeless on first presentation, lower than the national rate (43 per cent).• 9 in 10 (89 per cent) who were at risk of homelessness […]

Australian Affordable Housing E-Scan

Australia’s ageing housing stock offers a multitude of benefits that will supercharge the emissions reduction.

Sustainable Indigenous housing in regional and remote Australia

The adoption of life-cycle costing frameworks offer potential to reduce expensive responsive repair work while guaranteeing amenity to householders.

NHFIC Statutory Review

Recommendations include that consideration be given to increasing the maximum size of individual grants available under the Capacity Building Program to $75,000.

Towards an Australian social housing best practice asset management framework

The research finds that social housing asset management is in need of reform.

Delivering More Affordable Housing: An Innovative Solution

Financial modelling shows how different combinations of federal, state and private sector support – and tenure mix and geographic location – can narrow the funding gap for community housing.

Improving housing outcomes for young people leaving out-of-home care

The research found a distinct lack of transitional planning for young people leaving out-of-home care and that this exacerbates the fact that care leavers have few options.