The research for the Pregnancy and Homelessness study originated from concerns expressed by senior staff at Launch Housing and the Royal Women’s Hospital that pregnant homeless women are not receiving the level of support warranted, given their circumstances and that of their unborn child. While individual Victorian homelessness services work […]
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.
Guest Blog by Launch Housing Lead Researcher Violet Kolar Experiencing homelessness is overwhelming, scary and stressful, especially for children. In 2017-18, around 57,000 people, mostly women and children, sought support from Victoria’s specialist homelessness services due to domestic and family violence. These are serious and traumatic life events causing high […]
(Article updated: 17/10/2018) More than 3 million Australians live in poverty. Anti-Poverty Week is a time to acknowledge the impact of income inequality and intergenerational poverty. This week we look at the causes and consequences of poverty in Australia, and recognise that poverty can divide the community, creating a wall […]
The State of Homelessness in Australia’s Cities: A Health and Social Cost Too High, was published by the Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia. The report addresses homelessness across Australia’s major cities by analysing Registry Week data of 8618 individuals experiencing homelessness over seven years from specialist homelessness […]
Homelessness in Australia Launch Housing has commissioned the Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 (the Monitor), for this first-of-its-kind authoritative insight into the current state of homelessness in Australia. The Monitor is an in-depth, independent longitudinal analysis examining the changes in the scale and nature of homelessness in Australia, as well as […]
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 […]
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 […]