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Housing first program beats targets

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 6th February 2023 -  As well as housing, the program provides wrap-around support to participants. A Victorian-based housing first program has outperformed its targets for the third year in a row. In

Wellbeing budget could put a dent in youth homelessness

Jason Juretic, Monday, 24th October 2022 -  The federal government’s budget offers an opportunity to improve the lives of young people in Australia. An estimated 761,000 or one in six children live below the poverty

How do you solve a problem like homelessness?

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  If the lessons learned from overseas are anything to go by, the solution is simple: give people homes, first. While politicians spruik policies aimed at first-home buyers or retirees,

Housing vulnerable Australians means making clear choices

Brendan Coates, Monday, 5th October 2020 -  Continuing our series exploring the role that housing can and should play within Australian society, Brendan Coates shares his thoughts on why the challenge of housing vulnerable

How an innovative, evidence-based initiative in Melbourne reduced long-term homelessness

Paul Flatau, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  Phase two of Sacred Heart Mission’s Journey to Social Inclusion program, which supports those experiencing long-term, chronic homelessness to exit homelessness rather than simply

Irish expert says housing first approach could help solve homelessness crisis

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  A housing first approach could help transform the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness but it requires strong political support to succeed, an international expert

Ignoring Social Housing is a Recipe for Failure Expert Warns

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th September 2017 -  Throwing money at crisis responses to homelessness while ignoring social housing is a recipe for failure, an Irish expert on homelessness has warned Australia. Professor Eoin O’Sullivan,

Rapid Housing Project Proves A Success for Vulnerable Rough Sleepers

Lina Caneva, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Rapid housing and support using a collective impact model was the key to addressing the complex needs of vulnerable rough sleepers, according to a new study. A new report has examined

Podcast: Housing the Homeless – The Solution

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 28th March 2017 -  Homelessness is a broad term which encompasses a diverse range of people and experiences, but in it’s simplest form, it is the state of having no home. In Australia an increasing number

NFP Calls For More ‘Housing First’

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  Mission Australia is calling for wider use of the housing first model, which has been demonstrated “time and time again” to successfully tackle homelessness. The housing first approach

Australia’s First Tiny Home Project in NSW

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd August 2016 -  Tiny Homes Foundation (THF) has received development approval to build what is believed to be Australia’s first tiny house project for homeless women and men, including young people
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