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The safety, stability and security that comes from having a home is a fundamental part of leading a contributing life. The intersection between homelessness and mental illness is a key concern for the Commission.
In 2017, the Commission embarked on a period of focused work on the link between homelessness and mental health. This began with a national consultation on housing issues in relation to mental health and culminated in a comprehensive report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Going forward, the Commission will continue its support for action, and maintain a focus on monitoring and reporting in this area.