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Contents for November 2018 Issue: Responding to Homelessness in the ACT

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Foreword

Yvette Berry, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Women

 

Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

 

 

Introduction

 

Homing in on 2020: Revisiting Homelessness Responses and Funding in Australia and the Australian Capital Territory

Travis Gilbert, Executive Officer, ACT Shelter

 

Specialist Homelessness Services in the ACT

Christopher Humphrey, Housing and Homelessness Reporting and Development Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

Homelessness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services in the ACT — A Data Snapshot

Housing and community Services Directorate, ACT Government

 

 

Chapter 1: The ACT Government Housing Strategy

 

The ACT Housing Strategy 2018

 

Building Communities, Boosting Self-esteem, Reducing Recidivism

ACT Government Justice and Community Safety Directorate

 

Responding to the Housing Strategy

 

 

Chapter 2: Responding to Homelessness in the ACT

 

The Journey of Joint Pathways

Shannon Pickles, Senior Manager Operations, Havelock Housing

 

Bringing it all Together: Creating a Single Human Service Gateway

Julie Evans, Manager, Quality and Reporting, Woden Community Service

 

An Action Plan to Prevent Child Homelessness:A service model for children aged eight to 15 in the ACT

Erin Barry, Director, Policy, Youth Coalition of the ACT

 

Preventing Homelessness: The Role of Tenancy Support

Julie Evans, Manager, Quality and Reporting, Woden Community Service

 

Addressing ACT Youth Homelessness Through Health Justice

Farzana Choudhury, Street Law Program Manager and Solicitor, Canberra Community Law

 

Safe Shelter ACT: A Community Response to Homelessness

Richard Griffiths, Safe Shelter Coordinating Committee

 

Common Ground ACT

Kate Dawson, Executive Officer, Common Ground Canberra Board

 

Homelessness and Older Canberrans

Trish Low, Housing Options Advisor, COTA ACT

 

 

Chapter 3: Housing

 

Public Housing in the Canberra: The Pride and the Prejudice — A Public Policy Literature Classic?

Travis Gilbert, Executive Officer, ACT Shelter

 

We Are Not There Yet

Deb Pippen, Executive Officer, Tenants’ Union ACT Inc.

 

Disability Housing in the Post‑NDIS World

Shannon Pickles, Senior Manager Operations, Havelock Housing

 

Housing for Migrants and Refugees in the ACT

Werner Padarin, Caritas Christi Conference, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn

 

Housing Must Be Accessible as Well as Affordable

Robert Altamore, Executive Officer, People With Disabilities ACT

 

 

Chapter 4: Responding to Domestic and Family Violence and Women’s Homelessness

 

The Complexity of Domestic and Family Violence — 30 Years On

Mirjana Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Canberra

 

ACT Safer Families Assistance

Housing and Community Services, Community Services Directorate, ACT Government

 

The Making of Hidden Women

Leah Dwyer, Policy and Engagement Coordinator, YWCA Canberra

 

There is Always Room for Change

Nina Birkl, Team Leader, Room4Change Men’s Behaviour Change Program

 

 

Chapter 5: Clients, Consumers and Lived Experience

 

Sailom’s Story

 (written by Family Case Manager)

 

Interview with an Old Boy

 

Housing Insecurity: The Lived Experience of the LGBTIQ+ Community

Megan Jackson, Secretary, Diversity ACT Community Services

 

Reimagine — My experience with Youth Homelessness

 

In Their Own Words

David’s Story

Violet’s Story

Maree’s Story

 

What is a home?

 

 

Opinions

 

Susan Helyar

Director, ACTCOSS

 

Kate Cvetanovski

Executive Director, Northside ACT

 

Kym Duggan

Social Justice and Advocacy Advisor, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn