Breaking the cycle: the role of housing and support in resolving chronic homelessness

This is a longitudinal study of formerly chronically homeless people who are residents in a supportive housing facility in inner Melbourne. It will interview 40 residents twice over a 12 month period, analysing what factors enable people who have been chronically homeless to maintain their housing. The project will provide vital information on the best ways to assist chronically homeless people to remain housed and to address their social exclusion. It will enable policy makers and service providers to identify appropriate housing configurations and to develop support programs that better assist the chronically homeless.


Industry partner: Sacred Heart Mission

Start By 1 October 2010
Completed By 30 April 2014
Funding ARC Linkage Grant


Researcher(s) Chris Chamberlain, Guy Johnson, Naomi Bailey
Program Community, Migration and Development
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia