It's cheaper to give someone housing than to keep them homeless

04 May 2017

Brisbane Common Ground (BCG) is a model of permanent supportive housing designed as a solution to chronic homelessness. Established as part of the 2008 national agenda to reduce the incidence of homelessness, BCG consists of 146 self-contained units with onsite social and clinical support services. In this seminar, we present evidence from a two-year multi-... read more

Seminar - Human agency and homelessness

22 August 2013

Contemporary research has not sufficiently considered or seriously engaged with the agency of people who are homeless. While internationally and in Australian an emerging body of contemporary and robust research demonstrates program effectiveness and housing outcomes, the evaluative research glosses over questions of agency. People are positioned as passive... read more

ISSR wins $1.33 million grant for homelessness research

10 June 2010

ISSR wins $1.33 million grant for homelessness research A consortium of UQ researchers led by Professor Andrew Jones of ISSR has been granted a Homelessness Research Partnership Agreement by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Aboriginal Affairs (FaHCSIA) for the period 2010 – 2013. Under this agreement, ISSR will receive $... read more

Responding to Indigenous homelessness

13 December 2012

Although about 0.5% of the Australian population are homeless and Indigenous Australians account for only 2.5% of the total population – it is estimated that over 9% of Australian Indigenous people are homeless. The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) as part of a cluster of projects for FaCHSIA (Department of Families, Housing, Community... read more

Bold housing model to reduce homelessness to be evaluated

18 November 2013

Leader of the Social Wellbeing, Health and Housing Program, Dr Cameron Parsell, and a research team at the Institute for Social Research (ISSR) will conduct an evaluation of an innovative supportive housing initiative to reduce homelessness, the Brisbane Common Ground. The Common Ground initiative in Brisbane consists of an apartment style building with... read more

Spotlight on homelessness and older women

21 May 2015

There was a 12 percent increase in older women reporting as homeless during the period of the last two Australian Bureau of Census collections of 2006 and 2011. Service providers are also reporting a growing number of older women seeking housing assistance. Dr Maree Petersen, a postdoctoral Research Fellow at ISSR, has been investigating this issue and... read more