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Taylor, S. & Johnson, G.
Social housing provides safe, secure, long-term accommodation for some of the most disadvantaged in the community. But some people are more likely to stay housed longer than others.
The report Sustaining Social Housing – Profiles and Patterns was produced by Unison Housing Research Lab, a collaborative partnership between RMIT and Unison Housing, one of Victoria’s largest social housing providers.
Researchers examined the records of over 1,900 social housing tenancies and discovered five key indicators that can impact upon how long tenants stay in social housing:
– the type of property (rooming house or self-contained accommodation)
– the age at which they start their tenancy
– their income type
– the type of housing they were living in prior to beginning their tenancy
– the location of the social housing property