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Person—financial assistance type, homelessness code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFinancial assistance type (homelessness)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term690176
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The type of financial assistance provided to a person by a specialist homelessness agency, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—financial assistance type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Payment for short term or emergency accommodation
2Payment for establishing/maintaining a tenancy
3Payment for training/education/employment
4Payment for accessing external specialist services
5Other payment

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

If the client presented as part of a couple and both clients benefitted, then record half of the amount on each client form if possible. If it is not possible to split this amount, record the whole amount only on one client’s form. If vouchers are given instead of cash the value of the voucher is to be recorded.

This data element is collected in whole dollar amounts. If vouchers are given instead of cash, then record the value of the voucher. Record the value in Australian dollars.

The response definitions for this question are listed below.

CODE 1   Payment for short-term or emergency accommodation

  • Includes emergency accommodation the agency arranged and paid for in places such as hotels, motels and caravan parks, where the agency does not have an ongoing arrangement to provide such accommodation.
  • Excludes homelessness accommodation that is owned or directly managed by the specialist homelessness service, such as a refuge or crisis shelter. Does not include financial assistance for rent or other housing costs.

CODE 2   Payment for establishing/maintaining a tenancy

  • Support aimed at finding long-term, independent housing, such as public housing, private rental accommodation, community housing or owner-occupied housing.
  • Support to maintain a tenancy by assisting the client to meet rental payments or arrears, maintain property standards and/or organise their finances to meet rental payments.

CODE 3   Payment for training/education/employment

  • Assistance to obtain a job and/or access to employment assistance programs.
  • Assistance to access training programs.
  • Assistance to access education or assist the client to remain in education.

CODE 4   Payment for accessing external specialist services

  • Specialised services refer to those services which require knowledge or skills and are usually undertaken by someone with qualifications to provide the particular service.
  • Only includes payments to access specialised services not provided by your agency.

CODE 5   Other payment

  • Payments the agency made to, or on behalf of, the client which are not included in the categories above.


Data element attributes

Relational attributes

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See also Person—financial assistance amount, total Australian currency N[NNNN] Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Community Services (retired), Standard 17/11/2010

Supersedes Person—financial assistance type, homelessness code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services financial assistance type and amount cluster Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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