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 […]
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.
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 […]
Launch Housing is committed to supporting young people to be independent, happy, flourishing, employed, fulfilled and making connections and networks to help achieve their goals. To ensure our Education First Youth Foyers are achieving these outcomes, we are undertaking a large evaluation supported by the Victorian Government. Our research is looking […]
This exploratory study is the first time that the point of view of primary schools and their day-to-day experiences of dealing with student homelessness have been investigated. The findings make an important contribution to the broader evidence base on the detrimental impact of homelessness on children’s education. Engagement and wellbeing […]
The Melbourne Street to Home project was funded for three years as part of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. This is the final evaluation report and it updates the information presented in two previous reports (Johnson and Chamberlain 2012, 2013). The aims of the program were: 1 The ability […]