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released: 28 May 2009 author: AIHW media release

Although SAAP agencies accommodate large numbers of people every day, they cannot always meet all the requests for SAAP accommodation. This report provides information about the level of unmet demand for SAAP accommodation, including how the estimates are calculated.

ISBN 978 1 74024 924 9; Cat. no. HOU 211; 106pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations and symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 The Supported Accommodation Assistance Program
      • 1.2 The SAAP National Data Collection
      • 1.3 Chapter contents
    2. An overview of homelessness and SAAP
      • 2.1 Estimating the number of homeless people
    3. Meeting the accommodation needs of clients and accompanying children
      • 3.1 Provision of accommodation
      • 3.2 Tables
    4. Unmet requests for SAAP accommodation
      • 4.1 Extent of unmet requests
      • 4.2 Referrals for accommodation
      • 4.3 Tables
    5. People making a valid unmet request for SAAP accommodation
      • 5.1 People requesting accommodation
      • 5.2 Tables
    6. Estimating the number of people turned away without receiving SAAP accommodation
      • 6.1 Data issues
    7. Adults and unaccompanied children turned away without receiving SAAP accommodation
      • 7.1 Turn-away as a per cent of people requiring new SAAP accommodation
      • 7.2 Turn-away as a per cent of total expressed demand for SAAP accommodation
      • 7.3 Tables
    8. Accompanying children turned away without receiving SAAP accommodation
      • 8.1 Turn-away as a per cent of people requiring new SAAP accommodation
      • 8.2 Turn-away as a per cent of total expressed demand for SAAP accommodation
      • 8.3 Tables
    9. Total people turned away without receiving SAAP accommodation
      • 9.1 Turn-away as a per cent of people requiring new SAAP accommodation
      • 9.2 Turn-away as a per cent of total expressed demand for SAAP accommodation
      • 9.3 Tables
    10. Conclusion
      • 10.1 Meeting the current demand
      • 10.2 Reducing the demand
      • 10.3 Conclusion
      • 10.4 Tables
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Demand for SAAP accommodation summary diagram
      2. The data
        • A2.1 The Client Collection
        • A2.2 The Demand for Accommodation Collection
        • A2.3 Interpretation of tables
        • A2.4 Counting rules and glossary
      3. Collection forms
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. Demand for SAAP accommodation by homeless people 2007-08. SAAP National Data Collection Agency (NDCA) report series mo. 13. Cat. no. HOU 211. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 September 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468246>.

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