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Paint it black": Perceptions of supported accommodation facilities by homeless youth

B Gardiner, H Mitcheltree

7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC 2013: Refereed Proceedings | Published : 2014

Abstract

According to recent revised census estimates, on any given night in Australia, approximately 90,000 people are homeless, 32 per cent of which are under the age of 25. Many homeless young people move between or are housed in a range of accommodation types with limited tenure security, from informal arrangements on friend's couches to referral to a variety of formalised accommodation facilities, ranging from temporary refuges to transitional accommodation. A pilot study carried out through a series of interviews and surveys with homeless youth living in supported accommodation examines young people's perceptions of the accommodation in which they were housed and whether such facilities met the..

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