Structural factors of homelessness
A key focus of our work is looking at the structural factors that cause homelessness.
Structural Drivers of Homelessness
Our research into the Structural Drivers of Homelessness explored the relationships between the housing market, labour market, demographics, service availability and homelessness in Victoria. The research won the 2012 Federal Housing Minister’s Award for Early Career Researchers, and provides for the first time solid evidence that there is a clear link between the private rental market, income and homelessness in Victoria.
Presented at the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference in Adelaide in February 2012, this research will play an important role in our advocacy work with governments and policy-makers.
Precarious Housing and Health
In partnership with VicHealth, a major research project was completed into the links between Precarious Housing and Health. This research provides a strong, practical evidence base of the links between precarious housing and health.
Click on the following links to download the different reports:
This project was delivered in collaboration with Melbourne City Mission, the University of Melbourne, AHURI, the University of Adelaide and VicHealth.
With the support of ARC grants, we’re currently undertaking research into the links between housing, health and employment, as well as housing, health and disability.