Australian Homelessness Monitor
Launch Housing has commissioned the Australian Homelessness Monitor series, for an 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 how social, economic and policy drivers influence these changes.
Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020
The latest Australian Homelessness Monitor shows the national homelessness rate is set to surge as short-term coronavirus and housing protections phase down. The 2020 Australian Homelessness Monitor offers an independent analysis of homelessness in Australia. It investigates the changing scale and nature of the problem, and assesses recent policy and practice developments seen in response.
Sector Briefing: Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020
The Monitor offers an independent analysis of homelessness in Australia and is the second in the Launch Housing-commissioned Monitor series.
Download the 19 October 2020 Sector Briefing presentation (pdf) by Professor Hal Pawson (City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney) and Associate Professor Cameron Parsell (School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane).
Short-term vs long-term housing responses – a false choice
Article by Deb Batterham, Launch Housing Researcher.
Within the homelessness sector in Australia, and overseas, there has been a tendency to eschew arguments for investment in crisis or short-term accommodation options for people experiencing homelessness in favour of housing-first approaches, long term-housing options and a prevention-focused approach.
However, presenting investment in long-term housing (such as social housing and permanent supportive housing options) as antithetical to new investment in short-term accommodation options is to present a false choice and to ignore decades of policy failure at the State and Federal levels.
The aim of this brief piece is to open-up a conversation within the sector about getting the right balance between investment in both longer-term and crisis or short-term accommodation.