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

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

EVENT: Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2017

Melbourne, 15-17 February 2017 Housing issues are hot items of policy debate in 2017 including lack of housing affordability, the rise of property investors and homelessness, all of which affect economy and society. The theme of the conference is Global Inequalities and Housing: The Australasian Agenda. There will be research papers on a wide range … [Read More] EVENT: Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2017

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

Event: National Housing Conference 2017: Building for Better Lives – AHURI & NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Sydney, NSW 29 November–1 December 2017 AHURI will convene the National Housing Conference 2017 – Building for better lives, in Sydney, in partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services from 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017 at the brand new International Convention Centre. With Sydney as the destination, and NSW leading the way … [Read More] Event: National Housing Conference 2017: Building for Better Lives – AHURI & NSW Department of Family and Community Services

‘Neither here nor there’: Refugee young people and homelessness in Australia – Children and Youth Services Review

INTRODUCTION – Extract In Australia, one in four young people are from a refugee or migrant background (MYAN, 2016, p. 4). Young people from refugee backgrounds are some of the most vulnerable people in our community (MYAN, 2016) and they might reasonably be expected to have different complex needs compared with other young people. Resettlement … [Read More] ‘Neither here nor there’: Refugee young people and homelessness in Australia – Children and Youth Services Review

A critical examination of the youth foyer model for alleviating homelessness: Strengthening a promising evidence base – The Australia & New Zealand School of Government

ABSTRACT This article assesses the quality of 15 primary studies that examined the effectiveness of youth foyer or foyer-like programs on the lives of young homeless people. The youth foyer model provides an integrated approach to tackling youth homelessness, connecting affordable accommodation to training and employment. In Australia, there is growing support from government for … [Read More] A critical examination of the youth foyer model for alleviating homelessness: Strengthening a promising evidence base – The Australia & New Zealand School of Government

Young, anchored and free? Examining the dynamics of early housing pathways in Australia – Journal of Youth Studies

ABSTRACT Young people are remaining in the parental home for longer, and returning there more often, before attaining residential independence. In Australia, these patterns have prompted concerns about a ‘boomerang generation’ whose housing aspirations and decisions have either been directly questioned, or viewed as symptomatic of broader affordability issues. Employing a longitudinal perspective, we argue … [Read More] Young, anchored and free? Examining the dynamics of early housing pathways in Australia – Journal of Youth Studies

Couch-surfing limbo: “your life stops when they say you have to find somewhere else to go” – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Shorna Moore and Kathy Landvogt Homelessness is a rising problem in Melbourne, and escaping family violence is the single biggest reason that women and children experience homelessness.  For many homeless children and young people, though, the problem is masked by high rates of couch surfing. In today’s blog post, Shorna Moore … [Read More] Couch-surfing limbo: “your life stops when they say you have to find somewhere else to go” – The Power to Persuade

The financing, delivery and effectiveness of programs to reduce homelessness: Inquiry into funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness – AHURI

This report is one of three reports to be released as part of an AHURI Inquiry into the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness. It provides evidence from the Australian Homelessness Funding and Delivery Survey of how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded and how different forms of funding and the level of funding impacts on … [Read More] The financing, delivery and effectiveness of programs to reduce homelessness: Inquiry into funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness – AHURI

Client-centred Case Management: How Much Makes a Difference to Outcomes for Homeless Jobseekers? Australian Social Work

ABSTRACT The article investigates the effects of the amount of case management on outcomes for homeless jobseekers in Australia. It states that participants with 20 or more contacts have better accommodation and employment outcomes than those age groups who received fewer contacts. It also suggests better worker-client relationship. SOURCE: Grace, Marty and Gill, Peter Richard, “Client-centred Case … [Read More] Client-centred Case Management: How Much Makes a Difference to Outcomes for Homeless Jobseekers? Australian Social Work

Homelessness articles – Families In Society: The Journal Of Contemporary Social Services

Families In Society, Volume 97, Issue 3 (2016) – A series of articles focussing on ‘Homelessness’ Responding to the Grand Challenge to End Homelessness: The National Homelessness Social Work Initiative Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, Page 153-159 Coping Styles Associated With Victimization Profiles Among Homeless Youth Families in Society: The Journal of … [Read More] Homelessness articles – Families In Society: The Journal Of Contemporary Social Services

25 Percent Of Homeless People In Australia Are Indigenous – Huffington Post Australia

Extract from an article by Catherine Yeomans Chief Executive Officer, Mission Australia Reconciliation is an issue that is forcefully pressing on our nation’s conscience. Negotiations continue on constitutional recognition and we have our first female Aboriginal MP in the House of Representatives. But alongside this evidence of progress are reminders of the wrongs of our colonial … [Read More] 25 Percent Of Homeless People In Australia Are Indigenous – Huffington Post Australia

‘Shocking’ number of Indigenous teenagers rate happiness at zero – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Calla Wahlquist One in 10 young Indigenous men and one in 20 young Indigenous women report being ‘very sad’ most of the time, Mission Australia survey reveals The Indigenous leader Tom Calma says he is “shocked” by a Mission Australia survey that found 10% of young Indigenous men and 5% of … [Read More] ‘Shocking’ number of Indigenous teenagers rate happiness at zero – The Guardian

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report 2016 – Mission Australia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people experience being part of a culture which fosters group cohesion, community, shared and a greater sense of identity. Their culture gives them a sense of connection with each other and their families which is a protective factor in times of need. This report compares Aboriginal and Torres Strait … [Read More] National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report 2016 – Mission Australia

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