What factors impact on people's capacity to maintain long-term tenancies? Did the SAAP experience help them?


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The particular interest and focus of the project has been gathering consumers' views through in-depth interviews about what they believe to be the factors that have helped them to maintain secure housing. The rationale for this approach derives from the observation that much of the relevant literature tends to focus on the causes of homelessness, is generally survey based and as a result tends to underplay the voice of the people who have sustained some success in maintaining secure housing. Furthermore it is anticipated that the results will also add qualitative depth to the data, which is currently routinely collected at a national level from SAAP agencies.

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