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Accommodation period

357096 | Glossary Item
The period during which a client was in supported accommodation. A client may have no accommodation periods or one or more accommodation periods within a support period.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Address (housing assistance)

327200 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee, National Community Services Data Committee
A place at which a person or organisation may be contacted/located, or where an object/item or dwelling may be locatedor the location where a service may be delivered.
Standard: Housing assistance, Health

Assistance received

327202 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The goods or services, or time or money received by a person (client) during a service episode or event.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Assistance request reason

327204 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason(s) why a person has sought or requires assistance from an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Boarding house building

327408 | Glossary Item | New South Wales Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A separate building (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) containing multiple boarding/rooming/lodging house bedrooms and/or boarding house units.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Boarding house room

327410 | Glossary Item | New South Wales Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A bedroom within a boarding house (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) that is not self-contained, and usually shares a common kitchen and/or bathroom. Boarding house bedrooms are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Boarding house unit

327412 | Glossary Item | NSW Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A self-contained unit within a boarding house (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) with separate cooking, bathroom and toilet facilities. Boarding house units are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Canadian National Occupancy Standard

386254 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Canadian National Occupancy Standard (CNOS) assesses the bedroom requirements of a household based on the following criteria: There should be no more than 2 persons per bedroom; Children less than 5 years of age of different sexes may reasonably share a bedroom; Children 5 years of age or older of opposite sex should have separate bedrooms; Children less than 18 years of age and of the same sex may reasonably share a bedroom; and Single household members 18 years or older should have a...
Standard: Housing assistance

Capital

327222 | Glossary Item
Capital includes: acquisitions (purchase of properties), construction costs, redevelopment and improvement (of properties), land acquisitions and development, and joint ventures.
Standard: Housing assistance

Client (specialist homelessness services)

401087 | Glossary Item
In the specialist homelessness services NMDS, a client is a person who receives a specialist homelessness service.
Standard: Housing assistance

Dependant

327458 | Glossary Item
A dependant is defined as someone who lives in the primary care of parent(s), carer or guardian, is aged 24 years and under, and: is studying full-time (ages 5 and over); and/or is not in receipt of a pension, payment or benefit (e.g. Youth Allowance) or a Prescribed Education Scheme payment (e.g. ABSTUDY); and/or has an annual income of no more than the amount specified by Centrelink for basic eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Disability

327304 | Glossary Item
Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation. Disability is a multi-dimensional and complex concept and is conceived as a dynamic interaction between health conditions and environmental and personal factors (WHO 2001:6).
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Disability grouping

327282 | Glossary Item
Disability groupings constitute a broad categorisation of disabilities in terms of the underlying health condition, impairment, activity limitations, participation restrictions, environmental factors and support needs.
Retired: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance

Family

327232 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Family Studies
Two or more people related by blood, marriage (including step-relations), adoption or fostering and who may or may not live together. They may form the central core of support networks for individuals.
Superseded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance

Family

351499 | Glossary Item
Two or more people related by blood, marriage (registered or de facto), adoption, step or fostering who may or may not live together.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Geographic indicator

327306 | Glossary Item
A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location. Some geographic indicators are: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC, ABS cat. no. 1216.0, effective up until 1 July 2011) Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS, ABS cat. nos. 1270.0.55.001 to 1270.0.55.005, effective from 1 July 2011) administrative regions electorates Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area...
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health

Greatest need

494368 | Glossary Item
Greatest need households are low income households that at the time of allocation were subject to one or more of the following circumstances: they were homeless their life or safety was at risk in their accommodation their health condition was aggravated by their housing their housing was inappropriate to their needs they had very high rental housing costs.
Standard: Housing assistance

Head-leased dwelling (government)

327318 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dwellings owned by state and territory governments that are leased to other government or non-government organisations via head-leasing arrangements.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Head-leased dwelling (private)

639150 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dwellings owned by private individuals or private corporations that are leased to an entity which provides housing via head-leasing arrangements. The gaining entity housing provider is usually responsible for tenant selection and tenancy management functions.
Standard: Housing assistance

Homeless

327244 | Glossary Item | SAAP National Data Collection Agency, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person is homeless if he or she does not have access to safe, secure and stable housing. Hence even if a person has a physical home, they would be considered homeless if: they were not safe at home, they had no legal right to continued occupation of their home (security of tenure), or the home lacked the amenities or resources necessary for living.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Homeless (SAAP)

327316 | Glossary Item | SAAP National Data Collection Agency, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person is homeless if he or she does not have access to safe, secure and adequate housing. Unsafe, insecure and inadequate housing includes housing: in which the client did not feel safe (this can include the client's own home); in which the client did not have a legal right to continued occupation of their home (security of tenure); that lacked the amenities or resources necessary for living (such as adequate heating, plumbing or cooking facilities); and provided by a Supported Accommodat...
Standard: Housing assistance

Homelessness

401033 | Glossary Item
A person is experiencing homelessness if they are: In non-conventional accommodation or 'sleeping rough'; or Living in short-term or emergency accommodation due to a lack of other options.
Standard: Housing assistance

Household

465183 | Glossary Item
A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling, and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a single person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person.
Standard: Housing assistance, Children and Families

Housing administrator

494435 | Glossary Item
The State and Territory Government body with the responsibility of administering housing programs.
Standard: Housing assistance

Landlord

327178 | Glossary Item
Landlord is the legal entity with which the tenant obtains the contractual right to occupy dwelling space as a home.
Standard: Housing assistance

Non-cash housing assistance expenses

497114 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Non-cash expenses incurred by a service provider organisation through the provision of housing assistance. These expenses include: loss on disposal of assets loss on revaluation of assets impairment expenses assets and services provided free of charge cost of sale of inventory grants and subsidies.
Standard: Housing assistance

Non-conventional accommodation

401040 | Glossary Item
Non-conventional accommodation is defined as: Living on the streets. Sleeping in parks. Squatting. Using cars or railway carriages. Improvised dwellings. Long grass.
Standard: Housing assistance

Non-financial asset

327196 | Glossary Item
A non-financial asset is an entity functioning as a store of value, over which ownership may be derived over a period of time, and which is not a financial asset.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance

Other non-salary housing assistance expenses

497112 | Glossary Item | Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare
Other non-salary expenses incurred by the service provider organisation through the provision of housing assistance. These expenses include: property-related expenses (e.g. rates, costs of disposals) office supplies and services (e.g. stationery, postage, telephone, office equipment, vehicle expenses, insurance) borrowing costs (e.g. interest) depreciation and amortisation other expenses loss on disposal of assets loss on revaluation of assets impairment expenses assets and services p...
Standard: Housing assistance

Person (specialist homelessness services)

401083 | Glossary Item
In the Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS, a person is either a client who receives a specialist homelessness service or a person who seeks a specialist homelessness service but does not receive it.
Standard: Housing assistance

Risk of homelessness

401065 | Glossary Item
A person is at risk of homelessness if they are at risk of losing their accommodation. A person may be at risk of homelessness if they are experiencing one or more of a range of factors or triggers that can contribute to homelessness. Risk factors include: Financial stress (including due to loss of income, low income, gambling, change of family circumstances). Housing affordability stress and housing crises (pending evictions/foreclosures, rental and/or mortgage arrears). Inadequate or inapp...
Standard: Housing assistance

Short term or emergency accommodation

401043 | Glossary Item
Short term or emergency accommodation may include: Refuges. Crisis shelter. Couch surfing. Living temporarily with friends and relatives. Insecure accommodation on a short term basis. Emergency accommodation arranged in hotels, motels etc by a specialist homelessness agency.
Standard: Housing assistance

Specialist homelessness agency

401085 | Glossary Item
A specialist homelessness agency is an organisation which receives government funding to deliver a specialist homelessness service to a client.
Standard: Housing assistance

Specialist homelessness service

401081 | Glossary Item
A specialist homelessness service is assistance provided by a specialist homelessness agency to a client aimed at responding to or preventing homelessness.
Standard: Housing assistance

Tenancy composition

327444 | Glossary Item
The grouping of dwelling or tenancy occupants based on the presence or absence of one or more reported couple or parent-child relationships. Households can be single family, group or mixed composition households. A single family household is a household consisting of a main tenant with or without a spouse and with or without children. A group household is a household consisting of two or more tenants who are aged 16 years and over and not in a reported couple or parent-child relationship. A mix...
Standard: Housing assistance

Tenancy rental unit

464221 | Glossary Item
The unit of accommodation (dwelling or part of a dwelling) to which a rental agreement can be made.
Standard: Housing assistance

Unincorporated business

327462 | Glossary Item
A business that does not possess a separate legal identity from its owner(s). The owner(s) bear full liability for any action or inaction of the business: they may sue and be sued for business activity or inactivity. Unincorporated enterprises include sole proprietorships, partnerships and family trusts.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Urban Centre

467399 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A population cluster of 1,000 or more people.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Disability, Housing assistance
Qualified: Commonwealth Department of Health

Urban Centre and Locality

695681 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An area of concentrated urban development with a population of 200 people or more.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance

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