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Inquiry into integrated housing support for vulnerable families

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valentine, k, Cripps, K, Flanagan, KM ORCID: 0000-0002-5585-2871, Habibis, D ORCID: 0000-0001-5491-2089, Martin, C and Blunden, H 2020 , 'Inquiry into integrated housing support for vulnerable families' , AHURI Final Report journal series , doi: 10.18408/ahuri7116001.

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Abstract

Domestic and family violence (DFV), mental illness and problematic alcohol and other drug use are significantrisk factors for homelessness, and significant policy concerns in their own right. It is timely to review policies andprograms designed to address them, in part because of the recent increase in visibility and resources attachedto these responses. Emerging as a key policy concern in recent years, DFV is now subject to significant reformsdesigned to improve the safety of women and children (Council of Australian Governments 2010). Substantivenational and state-based initiatives have incorporated strategic and systemic reform to promote the provisionof more integrated, ‘seamless’ services to women and children affected by violence.Evidence is emerging that people are benefiting from these reforms, with services becoming more attunedto identifying and meeting housing and other needs in a timely manner. However, this research adds to otherevidence that there are critical shortfalls, including in the housing and homelessness sectors, and some groupsof people are not served well.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:valentine, k and Cripps, K and Flanagan, KM and Habibis, D and Martin, C and Blunden, H
Keywords: indigenous, domestic violence, policy, family violence, Aboriginal, alcohol and other drugs, anti-social behaviour, children, crime, eviction, housing outcomes, housing pathways, Indigenous domestic and family violence, Indigenous housing outcomes
Journal or Publication Title: AHURI Final Report journal series
Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 1834-7223
DOI / ID Number: 10.18408/ahuri7116001
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Copyright 2020 Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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