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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]