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released: 1 Jul 2013 author: AIHW media release

Specialist homelessness agencies helped more than 157,000 clients and provided more than 3.6 million nights of accommodation in the 6 months from July to December 2012. Almost half of clients were already homeless at the beginning of their first support period and the rest were at risk of homelessness. The most common main reasons given for seeking assistance were related to domestic or family violence and financial difficulties.

ISBN 978-1-74249-447-0; Cat. no. HOU 270; 59pp.; $12

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • About the Specialist Homelessness Services  Collection
      • Data in this report
    • 2 A profile of clients
      • Characteristics of clients
      • Need for assistance and services provided
      • Client outcomes following support
    • 3 Homeless and at-risk clients
      • Characteristics of clients
      • Need for assistance and services provided
      • Housing outcomes following support
  • End matter
    • Appendix A
      • Data quality statement: Specialist Homelessness Services Collection, July-December 2012
    • Appendix B
      • Imputation strategy for the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection, 2012-13
    • Counting rules and glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

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  1. (23 Sept 2013) Under additional material (supplementary tables), Table S2.7 amended for Tas and NT.
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AIHW 2013. Specialist homelessness services: July-December 2012. Cat. no. HOU 270. Canberra: AIHW.

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