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The role of engagement, ongoing support and housing availability in rehousing people experiencing chronic homelessness

Third Sector Review
Volume 21 Issue 1 (Jun 2015)

Abstract: This article presents the findings of a 'street to home' study in Parramatta, Sydney. The study utilised a case study methodology to capture both the process of rehousing and the participants' evaluation of the interventions that supported them to access and maintain housing. Five of the men in the study were rehoused via a Housing First model, and three received traditional homeless services. The men participated in interviews pre- and post-housing over an eighteen-month period. This article discusses the outcomes for the men, including improvements in health and wellbeing, and workforce and social participation. The article also discusses the role of engagement, ongoing support and housing models in rehousing and maintaining tenancies.

To cite this article: Drake, Gabrielle and Blunden, Hazel. The role of engagement, ongoing support and housing availability in rehousing people experiencing chronic homelessness [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jun 2015: 101-120. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=343353891790582;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 23 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Drake, Gabrielle; Blunden, Hazel; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jun 2015: 101-120 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Social participation; Homeless persons--Housing; Homeless persons--Services for; Homelessness--Social aspects; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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