Lived Experience of Housing and Homelessness

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) recently worked with the South Australian Housing Authority to spend time with 93 people with lived experience of housing challenges and homelessness. Their insights about housing and homelessness were collated and shared to inform the South Australian Housing Authority’s Housing, Homelessness and Support Strategy.

People with lived experience generated numerous ideas to improve the housing system including:

  • Lived experience peer support workers;

  • Outcomes based funding;

  • Co-housing options and better boarding house options;

  • Culturally responsive housing options; and

  • Mobile support services.

This report contains both people’s reflections on housing challenges and their ideas about how the housing system could help them chart pathways to home, as well as economic and social participation. 

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The Australian Centre for Social Innovation