The May “Housing Insecurity and Homelessness” joint edition of Parity and HousingWorks




CHP Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

AHI Editorial

Donald Proctor, President, Australasian Housing Institute

The Budgets: What the Victorian and Federal Budgets Mean for Homelessness Services

Sarah Toohey, Manager Policy and Communications, Council to Homeless Persons

Update from Homelessness Australia

Glenda Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

 Feature: Housing Insecurity and Homelessness


Professor Kath Hulse, the Swinburne Institute for Social Research

Chapter 1: Thinking About Housing Insecurity

Is the Concept of ‘Housing Insecurity’ a Useful One for Policymakers?

Keith Jacobs, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

‘The next time I move, I’m moving out in a box’: Mobility and Housing Insecurity in South Australia

Dr Natalie Greenland, Research and Policy Officer, Shelter South Australia

Housing Insecurity, Thy Name is Renting

Net Cutcher, Policy Officer, Tenants’ Union of New South Wales

Australia’s Boarder Protection Policy and Homelessness

Erika Altmann, School of Sociology, University of Tasmania

Not Waving but Drowning

Michelle Waterford, Research and Policy Director, Anglicare Australia

Chapter 2: The Consequences of Housing Insecurity

Increasing Insecurity, Increasing Risk, Decreasing Quality, Decreasing Value

James Bennett, Policy and Liaison Worker, Tenants Union of Victoria

Living on a Knife’s Edge: Public Housing Insecurity in the Northern Territory

Harley Dannatt

Arbitrary Evictions in Australia: A Breach of Human Rights or the Next Step in Government Policy

Benedict Bartl, Solicitor, Tenants’ Union of Tasmania and University Associate with the University of Tasmania’s Law School

Insecurity Within Public Housing

Mark Feenane, Victorian Public Tenants Association (VPTA) Executive Officer and Margaret Guthrie, VPTA Chairperson

Fighting for My Family

Professor Kath Hulse and Dr Andrea Sharam, Swinburne Institute for Social Research

Consumer Voices — Housing Insecurity and Homelessness

Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.

Young people Facing Increasing Housing Insecurity and Homelessness

Chantal Roberts, Executive Officer, Shelter WA

Three Strikes Coming for Tasmanian Public Housing Tenants? What will it look like and are you next if not already there?

Tim Walter, Acting Principal Solicitor, Tenants’ Union of Tasmania

Anglicare WA’s Rental Affordability Snapshot:

Low Income Earners, Housing Insecurity and Housing Stress

Desiree Nangle, Evaluation Manager and Mark Glasson, Executive General Manager, Anglicare WA

Chapter 3: Responding to Housing Insecurity

Improving Secure Occupancy in Rental Housing

Kath Hulse, Swinburne Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and Vivienne Milligan, City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Supporting Families Experiencing Housing Insecurity

Emma Shaw, Families Coordinator, HomeGround Services

When Public Housing Tenancy is at Risk

Mim Dineen, Zoe Probyn, Mark Rayner, SHASP Manager’s Network

Surviving or Thriving? Older People at Risk of Homelessness in the Private Rental Market

Jeff Fiedler, Manager, Education and Housing Advice, Housing for the Aged Action Group

Complexities of Homelessness Tackled Under One Roof

Under 1 Roof Co-Chairs, David Cant, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC) Chief Executive Officer and Kent Maddock, Sagacity Consulting Managing Director

The Private Rental Clinic: An Innovative Partnership between the Hutt Street Centre, Red Cross and Housing SA

Ben Taylor, Education and Training Manager, Hutt Street Centre and Lulu Cushway, Team Leader of Eastern Adelaide Homelessness Service

Expectation Gaps: How Well are the Goals of the NPAH. Working for Tenants of Supported Accommodation Facilities?

Dr Julia Verdouw, Dr Michelle Gabriel and Associate Professor Daphne Habibis, Housing and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania

Opinion Page

Mark O’Brien

Chief Executive Officer, Tenants Union of Victoria

Meet a New AHI Member

Bob Hardie

Operations Team Leader, City Housing, Christchurch City Council