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On the Margins? Housing risk among caravan park residents

This paper is a preliminary review of a study being undertaken by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute: University of Western Sydney Research Centre and University of New South Wales, on the nature and prevalence of permanent residency in caravan parks in Australia and the risk of homelessness.
2003
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Women, Housing and Transitions Out of Homelessness

This is the second of two main reports for the project “Women, housing and transitions out of homelessness”. The earlier Stage 2 Report (Jerome et al, 2002) was based on an extensive, systematic review of the national and international literature on homelessness and specifically women’s homelessness.
2003

Women and Homelessness: Innovative Practice and Exit Pathways

The face of women now appears as a significant feature of the ‘new homelessness’. While the ideology of the traditional nuclear family model persists in spite of changing demographic trends, it is argued that homelessness is defined in terms of men’s experiences and practices or men’s subjectivities hides women’s homelessness.
2003

Women and Homelessness: Innovative Practice and Exit Pathways

This paper reports on recently completed research on women’s transitions out of homelessness and the role of housing and associated support services in offering ‘independence’. It will provide an overview of the research and the outcomes in the final report. The research sought to answer the following questions: a. What kinds of housing and support services do homeless women utilize? b.
2003

The Housing Problems of the Future Elderly Population

The focus of this report is on how the current unmet shelter and care needs of older Americans will change over the next twenty years – in 2020. It has four goals: 1. To investigate the growth in the current number of older households that will be at risk of occupying unaffordable housing in poor physical condition; 2.
2002

The Meaning of Home: a chimerical concept or a legal challenge?

This article shall discuss the meanings of home which have evolved from interdisciplinary research. For the purposes of this discussion these values of home have been grouped into four broad categories: home as a physical structure, home as territory, home as a means of identity and self-identity for its occupiers, and home as a social and cultural phenomenon.
2002

The Housing and Other Service Needs of Recently Arrived Immigrants

This research has considered the use of housing and other services by recent immigrants to Australia. It has focussed on the relationship between housing, and housing assistance measures, and the use of other services by recent immigrants, as well as measures of their quality of life, vulnerability and satisfaction with Australia.
2002

Older Homeless Women: Beneath the Safety Net

The older homeless have been termed "America's untouchables". Women are largely invisible, with the exception of the rare "shopping bag lady" sheltering in the doorway of an office building. In spite of being an inaccurate generalization, this prominent conceptualization endures.
2002

The application of age-integrated cohousing for older people

This qualitative study explored the application of age-integrated cohousing to improving the lives of older people. Developed in Denmark in the 1960s and 70s, cohousing fosters social contact, trust and the sharing of resources. The study tour of eleven weeks involved observations and interviews at over three dozen cohousing communities in Denmark, the United States and Canada.
2002

Aging Population and Planning for the Elderly

This paper aims to provide a brief account of the key issues of population aging in Hong Kong, and relevant experience of other Asian cities and their implications for strategic planning in Hong Kong will also be examined. To plan for services for the elderly, the Report of the Working Group on Care for the Elderly (1994) has laid down the following guiding principles : a.
2002

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