Glossary Item Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
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:
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:
This is the broadest definition of homeless and is not used for Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA) reporting purposes. The definition of homeless that is used in CSHA data collections can be found in the 'Household - Greatest need status' metadata item.
There is considerable concern over the number of homeless people in society and the assistance they require.
Collecting information on homeless people is problematic, as the concept of 'homelessness' encompasses elements in addition to whether, someone resides in a dwelling or not.
A SAAP client should either be homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, as defined by the SAAP Act. A person who requires the support of a SAAP worker to maintain their current housing situation is at imminent risk.
Source and reference attributes
SAAP National Data Collection Agency
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
SAAP National Data Collection collectors manual, 2001-02.
|Related metadata references:
Is re-engineered from Homeless SAAP, version 2, DEC, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.9 KB)
No registration status
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program client—homeless period
Housing assistance, Retired 10/02/2006