Effective interventions to assist homeless people depend upon understanding the reasons why people become homeless and how they exit from homelessness.
Australian Research Council (Linkage Grant)
This research investigates people’s pathways into and out of the homeless population, and explains why some individuals experience a short period of homelessness, whereas others remain homeless for a sustained period of time. The researchers examined 5526 case histories at two housing agencies in inner Melbourne, and gathered information on 4291 homeless people. The findings inform our knowledge about best practice and effective service delivery. The research will influence the thinking of policy makers and service providers for some years to come.
Industry partner: The Salvation Army Crisis Services and HomeGround Services