Stefanie Puszka from the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research explains why Aboriginal renal patients living in regional and remote communities are at a high risk of experiencing homelessness, and she provides several housing policy recommendations for consideration. Read the Shelter SA research summary. Read the full research article.
“I am tired of being treated like a second-class citizen!” Racial Discrimination in the Private Rental Market
South Australia is desperately lacking research on barriers in the private rental market for Aboriginal peoples. Shelter SA published a research paper based on the survey findings, focussing on Aboriginal peoples’ experience in the private rental market, and the challenges that they have faced. Shelter SA identified a shocking presence of racial discrimination by real
The Australasian Institute of Health and Welfare Report on People in Short-Term or Emergency Accommodation: A Profile of Specialist Homelessness Services Clients presents a comprehensive analysis of people experiencing homelessness in Australia. Read the Shelter SA summary.
The Report on Government Services from 2017-18 for the housing and homelessness sectors is here! The three main areas of government involvement in the housing and homelessness sector include social housing services, Specialist Homelessness Services and financial assistance. Shelter SA staff have highlighted the South Australian data from the Report. Report on Government Services from
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released its seventh annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection, detailing the characteristics of clients of Specialist Homelessness Services, the services requested, outcomes achieved, and unmet requests for services during 2017-18. While the report mainly focusses on National data, it also provides us with valuable information about
Back in 2017, Shelter SA held a workshop focussing on 'transitions' to capture what works well for Aboriginal peoples at the times they are leaving institutions and returning to their families, communities or other support networks. Shelter SA wrote to all State election candidates prior to the 2018 election outlining the key policy messages from
Parity and HousingWORKS published a joint edition on the future of marginal housing in Australia. As we know, the homelessness sector relies on marginal housing as there is simply not enough affordable or public housing to go around. View the articles written by Alice, Bonnie and Sorcha or learn more about subscribing to Parity magazine.
Our University of Adelaide student intern, Katherine Lake, focussed her research project around how a lack of safe and affordable housing negatively impacts health for individuals experiencing precarious housing situations. Katherine concluded that affordable, safe, secure and appropriate housing is a critical factor in the prevention of ill health in vulnerable populations in Australia. Thank
The review of the South Australian Housing Trust (SAHT) reflects on the activities and performance of the SAHT over the period of 2013-14 to 2016-17. The review was conducted to provide an understanding of the current performance of the South Australian public housing system. The review includes dwelling statistics, the SAHT financial position and jurisdictional comparison
Shelter SA’s past year has been a mix of achievements, some staff changes and a new State Government. The Board’s key objective has been to continue to support our excellent operational team in the pursuit of our strategic plan. This has been another year of important achievements for Shelter SA, and we acknowledge and thank