Housing assistance agency
Object Class Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
An organisation or organisational sub-unit that is responsible for the provision of housing assistance to clients.
Defining Agency is extremely important for data collection, as it is the level at which most data are collected in the community services area.
Regardless of the way in which an organisation is funded, an agency is the level of the organisation responsible for service provision to clients. In some instances one organisation will have more than one or many agencies.
Sometimes agencies may contract out or broker the assistance required by their clients to other service providers (such as a crisis accommodation agency paying for hotel room hire). Although the agency may not directly provide the assistance in these cases, the agency paying for the assistance to clients is considered responsible for that assistance and should be able to report on those clients and the assistance they receive.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare