The specialist homelessness services 2016–17 web report is the sixth annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC). It describes the characteristics of clients of specialist homelessness services, the services requested, outcomes achieved, and unmet requests for services during 2016–17.

This report was first published on 14 December 2017. Additional material was added on 12 February 2018:

  • Cat. no: WEB 217
Findings from this report:
  • 2 in 5 clients had experienced domestic and family violence

  • Most people seeking assistance were at risk of homelessness (56%), and most were living in private dwellings at the time

  • Housing the homeless: 4 in 10 were housed in social housing, 6 in 10 in private dwellings

  • 261 requests for assistance were unable to be met each day