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Homeless

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term327244
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
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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.
Context:Help on this termThere 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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

SAAP National Data Collection Agency

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

SAAP (Supported Accommodation Assistance Program) National Data Collection Agency 2001. National Data Collection Data Dictionary. Version 2. Unpublished

 

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Homelessness, version 1, DEC, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.0 KB)

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Household—greatest need reason, code N Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Household—greatest need status Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

Household—homeless prior to allocation indicator Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Mainstream community housing DSS 2013- Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name, text A[A(49)] Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Public rental housing DSS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Public rental housing DSS 2014-17 Housing assistance, Superseded 19/12/2017

Public rental housing DSS 2017- Housing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017

Residential setting code N Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2014-17 Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2017- Housing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017

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