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This literature review explores key themes pertinent to the issue of housing insecurity for trans* persons. The review discusses key themes of housing insecurity and the contributing factors, impacts of housing insecurity, recognised needs and recommended service responses. It is expected that the findings of this review will further inform the Transgender Housing Project and contribute to the stated aim of establishing safe and inclusive housing for the transgendered community.
Research indicates that members of the Transgender community are some of the most stigmatised individuals in society. They are often the recipients of prejudice and abuse from other members of the community. Current community housing options offer limited safe places for Transgender clients to live.
It is the aim of this project, to establish a safe and comfortable living environment for transgender people. It is envisaged that PIR will partner with one or more community housing organisations, to provide this specialised accommodation for the queer community.
The Transgender Housing Project is a sustainable, cost effective package which follows a Collaborative Impact approach. It is driven by the community with several successful examples of this type of project already utilised globally. This Local Systems Reform Project is now available for piloting and evaluation of its implementation. This project has the potential to significantly increase the health, wellbeing, and self and community acceptance of those involved through its promotion of social inclusion and potential for better linking service providers with consumers.