“Housing First” Takes Second Place – Inside Story

Extract from an article by Lesley Russell Australia’s shocking homelessness statistics – one in every 200 peoplehomeless at any one time, and a staggering one in eight without a home at some point in their lives – are a reminder that the homeless are not just the people we see on the streets. Around 7000 … [Read More] “Housing First” Takes Second Place – Inside Story

Warehousing the Homeless is Not the Answer – Council to Homeless Persons

Extract We have made great effort to move away from the old-school model of large-scale homeless shelters. We know from experience here, and around the world, that these kinds of facilities create far more problems than they solve. Warehousing hundreds of highly disadvantaged, highly traumatised, long-term homeless under one roof in the outer fringes of … [Read More] Warehousing the Homeless is Not the Answer – Council to Homeless Persons

The Case for Investing in Last Resort Housing – Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI)

SGS undertakes CBA of providing last resort accommodation, in collaboration with MSSI Extract A cost benefit analysis prepared in collaboration with Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne has found that it is cheaper to provide last resort housing to homeless people than to leave them sleeping rough. The analysis found governments and … [Read More] The Case for Investing in Last Resort Housing – Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI)

Two in Three People Seeking Homelessness Help are Women – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Ellie Cooper The state’s peak body for homelessness, the Council to Homeless Persons, analysed Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Data ahead of International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March. CEO of the Council to Homeless Persons Jenny Smith said while the common stereotype of homelessness was “the older male rough … [Read More] Two in Three People Seeking Homelessness Help are Women – Pro Bono Australia

Homes for Victorians – Premier of Victoria

Every Victorian deserves the safety and security of a home. But for many, that’s becoming increasingly harder. A significant number of Victorians, particularly young Victorians, are struggling to break into the housing market. House prices are rising and upfront costs – a deposit, stamp duty and fees – quickly add up. It’s getting harder for … [Read More] Homes for Victorians – Premier of Victoria

Time for Action on Afordable Housing for Seniors – Community Care Review

Extract Governments need to urgently increase their investment in affordable housing options and specialist support services to address the growing number of older people in housing stress, writes Fiona York. It is often assumed that the older generations are home owners, and the discussion on housing and older people is often focused on downsizing, passing … [Read More] Time for Action on Afordable Housing for Seniors – Community Care Review

Helping young people experiencing homelessness keep faith in ‘the system’ – VCOSS

Extract from a blog post by Molly O’Shaughnessy Young people experiencing homelessness often miss out on support because there’s no plan or specialist support associated with their mental health and substance use warns Melbourne City Mission’s Molly O’Shaughnessy  The specialist homelessness system acts as a safety net when other service systems – child protection, education, health, … [Read More] Helping young people experiencing homelessness keep faith in ‘the system’ – VCOSS

Empowerment, Capabilities and Homelessness: The Limitations of Employment-focused Social Enterprises in Addressing Complex Needs – HT&S

ABSTRACT ‘Empowerment’ is often said to be a key objective of policies aiming to improve the lives of homeless people and other vulnerable groups. This paper contends that Sen and Nussbaum’s influential ‘capability’ approach provides an appropriate means of operationalising this arguably nebulous concept. Via a critique of work-focused social enterprises in the homelessness field, … [Read More] Empowerment, Capabilities and Homelessness: The Limitations of Employment-focused Social Enterprises in Addressing Complex Needs – HT&S

The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence – AHURI

Report Description This report investigates how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding, together with diverse funding sources, impact on the delivery of homelessness assistance. This study is based on nine case studies focused on different service models, organisational forms and potential new ways of funding services … [Read More] The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence – AHURI

States Drag Feet on Affordable Housing, with Victoria the worst – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Carolyn Whitzman, Professor of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne. Moral panic over recent increases in visibly homeless people in central Melbourne has brought to the fore the critical shortage of affordable housing across the metropolitan areas of Australia’s wealthiest cities. But living on the street is only the tip of the … [Read More] States Drag Feet on Affordable Housing, with Victoria the worst – The Conversation

Australia’s First Homelessness Social Impact Bond Reaches ‘Fruition’ – Pro Bono Australia

Extract from an article by Ellie Cooper South Australia has launched the country’s first homelessness social impact bond, which will support 600 people through a program focused on life skills and employment pathways. The $9 million bond, called Aspire, is a partnership between Social Ventures Australia, the South Australian government, and not-for-profit organisations Hutt St … [Read More] Australia’s First Homelessness Social Impact Bond Reaches ‘Fruition’ – Pro Bono Australia

If Australia has a housing crisis, supply is the answer – Financial Review

Extract from an article by Robert Pradolin Australia is in the midst of a housing crisis. For those of us who live and work in our cities, the level of homelessness we see on our streets serves as a daily reminder of the lack of housing. As federal Treasurer Scott Morrison said earlier this month, “it is all … [Read More] If Australia has a housing crisis, supply is the answer – Financial Review

Homeless camp crackdown won’t fix the problem, state government’s new adviser warns – The Age

Extract from an article by Farah Tomazin Melbourne City Council’s crackdown on CBD homeless camps won’t fix the problem, and could even worsen the “already perilous” state of highly vulnerable people, according to the Andrews government’s new adviser on rough sleeping. Brotherhood of St Laurence executive director Tony Nicholson has also warned against setting national … [Read More] Homeless camp crackdown won’t fix the problem, state government’s new adviser warns – The Age

Homelessness in the News – Week beginning 13 Feb 2017

Brotherhood Library Staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week   BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia. If you find our service useful and would like to contribute to ‘Working for an Australia Free of Poverty’, please consider a donation using … [Read More] Homelessness in the News – Week beginning 13 Feb 2017

Sensible reform to finance affordable housing deserves cross-party support – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Julie Lawson, Honorary Associate Professor, RMIT University Treasurer Scott Morrison’s visit to … London last week [included] a lengthy meeting with the UK’s Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) to discuss an affordable housing financial intermediary with its chief executive, Piers Williamson. Founded in 1987 to make up for the shortfall in public funding, … [Read More] Sensible reform to finance affordable housing deserves cross-party support – The Conversation

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