National Family Homelessness Project: A Longitudinal Research Project on Aboriginal Homelessness in Perth, Western Australia - 2004

Centrecare, Western Australia conducted this 15-month longitudinal study of the effects of homelessness on 60 Aboriginal families in Perth, Western Australia.

The project aimed to identify the effectiveness of existing support services and accommodation options, examine alternative pathways to avoid future homelessness, and to link people to accommodation supports as needed. 

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Description of Project Staff
  • Executive Summary including Recommendations
  • Description of the Study
  • Definitions of Homelessness
  • Context of the Research Project
  • Methodology
  • Research Findings
  • Participant Housing Situations at Project Commencement
  • Reasons for Homelessness before the Study
  • Self-Identified Solutions to Homelessness
  • Support for Participants to Access and Maintain Accommodation
  • Factors that Assist or Inhibit Maintenance of Accommodation
  • Barriers to the Maintenance of Accommodation
  • Gaps in Support for Participant Families
  • Other Findings
  • Lessons that can be Learnt from the Process of this Study
  • Case Studies
  • Project Recommendations
  • Facilitating Collaborative Working Practices
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendices   

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