The pervasiveness of homelessness, both in Australia and abroad, has led to concerted efforts to understand its causes and to develop effective policies and programs that provide short and long-term supportive housing solutions to rebuild lives. Existing research feeding into policy priorities has identified a number of sub-groups that need […]
At Launch Housing, research forms an integral part of our service delivery approach to our clients’ changing needs and demographics.
Our award-winning research team collaborates with community service providers, universities, research institutes, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies. Our research plays an important role in influencing and shaping state and federal government policy, as well as informing the community sector and broader community around issues of homelessness.
Launch Housing has partnered with leading academics from the Universities of New South Wales and Queensland to develop the first ever Homelessness Monitor for Australia. The Australian Homelessness Monitor (AHM) is inspired by the UK Homelessness Monitor, a longitudinal study that provides an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of […]
The objective of this study was to determine whether a ‘housing first’ permanent supported accommodation was effective in improving housing stability, continuity of care and reducing mental health admissions for persons experiencing chronic homelessness with psychosis. Read full report
This report presents a summary of the findings from a review of the Community Housing Tenant Support Program conducted over November 2016, by the research team at Launch Housing. The findings will be used to report back to the key funder of the Program and to assist with informing the […]
Melbourne’s rental market is increasingly expensive with average rental prices rising by 46% over the past decade. This is twice the rate of inflation over the same time. New data from Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services shows that over the past ten years, the proportion of rental properties […]
Our submission to the review of the Residential Tenancies Act covers: 1. Crisis Accommodation under the Residential Tenancies Act 2. Adult and Youth Residential Rehabilitation Services 3. Longer term leases and notice to vacate 4. Regulation of rooming houses 5. Minimum Standards within private rental properties 6. Coverage for shared […]
Melbourne Street to Home provides coordinated housing, support services and health intervention for some of Melbourne’s most vulnerable rough sleepers. The program helps them access safe, secure and affordable long-term housing and ongoing support to sustain their tenancy. Independent research has found those who had been successfully supported into housing were generally healthier […]
When people think about housing, too often property prices and the weekend’s auction results come to mind. While this is one view of housing, it overlooks the thousands of Australians struggling to make ends meet in the private rental market, people living in social housing, and importantly, the 105,237 Australians who are homeless on […]
A national survey conducted for Launch Housing has found that Australians are concerned about homelessness and worried about meeting housing and living costs. They are also worried about their children’s ability to afford housing, a finding that reflects growing concern about rising property prices and declining rental affordability across many […]
This paper models potential revenue to the Victorian government through a ‘vacancy tax’ on residential properties in metropolitan Melbourne. It does this by: Briefly looking at vacancy taxes in the United Kingdom and a proposal from British Columbia. The UK example also examines work by Camden Council to bring vacant […]