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Angela Spinney

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  1. The housing aspirations of Australians across the life-course: closing the ‘housing aspirations gap’

    Author(s): Wendy Stone; Steven Rowley; Sharon Parkinson; Amity James; Angela Spinney

    Description: This report explores the housing constraints facing diverse populations of lower income Australians and to establish how existing and innovative housing solutions can support their shelter and non-shelter aspirations across the life-course from young adulthood to later-life.

    Type: research

    Stone, W., Rowley, S., Parkinson, S., James, A. and Spinney, A. (2020) The housing aspirations of Australians across the life-course: closing the ‘housing aspirations gap’, AHURI Final Report No. 337, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/337

  2. Mid-life Australians and the housing aspirations gap

    Author(s): Wendy Stone; Steven Rowley; Amity James; Sharon Parkinson, ; Angela Spinney; Margaret Reynolds; Iris Levin

    Description: This report delivers a comprehensive account of the diverse housing circumstances of Australians at mid-life (35–54); elicit their housing aspirations and trade-offs; examine housing challenges and enablers; and ‘market test’ future housing possibilities including among vulnerable populations, to inform optimal policy development, via an integrated suite of innovative mixed-method analyses.

    Type: research

    Stone, W., Rowley, S., James, A., Parkinson, S., Spinney, A., Reynolds, M. and Levin, I. (2020) Mid-life Australians and the housing aspirations gap, AHURI Final Report No. 336, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/336

  3. Supporting families effectively through the homelessness services system

    Author(s): kylie valentine; Hazel Blunden; Carole Zufferey; Angela Spinney; Farnaz Zirakbash

    Description: This study investigated the homelessness services system and families to identify what is working well; those elements that could be expanded to improve housing and wellbeing outcomes; and the potential for beneficial system redesign.

    Type: research

    valentine, k., Blunden, H., Zufferey, C., Spinney, A., Zirakbash, F. (2020) Supporting families effectively through the homelessness services system, AHURI Final Report No. 330, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/330

  4. Redesign of a homelessness service system for young people

    Author(s): David MacKenzie; Tammy Hand; Carole Zufferey; Sean McNelis; Angela Spinney; Deirdre Tedmanson

    Description: This research identifies measures that could reduce youth homelessness and lead to improved outcomes for young people who experience homelessness. The findings are based on a community-level analysis of special homelessness services (SHS) data and sites of innovation in three states: South Australia, NSW and Victoria.

    Type: research

    MacKenzie, D., Hand, T., Zufferey, C., McNelis, S., Spinney, A. and Tedmanson, D. (2020) Redesign of a homelessness service system for young people, AHURI Final Report No. 327, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/327

  5. An effective homelessness services system for older Australians

    Author(s): Charmaine Thredgold; Andrew Beer; Carole Zufferey; Andrew Peters; Angela Spinney

    Description: This study investigated the issues affecting older Australians who are experiencing or facing homelessness including the capacity to access Specialist Homeless Services and other government supports, and potential ways to escape homelessness for older people. The research also considered appropriate, successful international practices for older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

    Type: research

    Thredgold, C., Beer, A., Zufferey, C., Peters, A. and Spinney, A. (2019) An effective homelessness services system for older Australians, AHURI Final Report No. 322, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/322

  6. Young Australians and the housing aspirations gap

    Author(s): Sharon Parkinson; Steven Rowley; Wendy Stone; Amity James; Angela Spinney; Margaret Reynolds

    Description: This research investigated the short and longer term housing aspirations and the housing aspirations gap among ‘emerging adults’ aged 18–24 years and ‘early adults’ aged 25–34 years in order to better understand how their aspirations are linked to a ‘broader life project’ across areas such as education, employment and family formation.

    Type: research

    Parkinson, S., Rowley, S., Stone, W., James, A., Spinney, A., Reynolds, M. (2019) Young Australians and the housing aspirations gap, AHURI Final Report No. 318, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/318

  7. Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap

    Author(s): Amity James; Steven Rowley; Wendy Stone; Sharon Parkinson; Angela Spinney; Margaret Reynolds

    Description: This research examined the housing aspirations of older Australians (i.e. aged 55 years and over), including home owners and renters in the private market and in social housing, to provide the evidence-base for policies needed to deliver their required housing and housing assistance.

    Type: research

    James, A., Rowley, S., Stone, W., Parkinson, S. Spinney, A. and Reynolds, M. (2019) Older Australians and the housing aspirations gap, AHURI Final Report No. 317, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/317

  8. Inquiry into funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness

    Author(s): Paul Flatau; Kaylene Zaretzky; kylie valentine; Sean McNelis; Angela Spinney; Lisa Wood; David MacKenzie; Daphne Habibis

    Description: This research investigated the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness in Australia, providing the first comprehensive examination of the funding of Specialist Homelessness Services and other services assisting those experiencing homelessness. It found current levels of funding are below levels required to meet client demand, and that any additional funding sources supplement, not replace, government funding.

    Type: research

    Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., valentine, k., McNelis, S., Spinney, A., Wood, L., MacKenzie, D. and Habibis, D. (2017) Inquiry into funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness, AHURI Final Report No. 279, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/279

  9. Safe and sound? How funding mix affects homelessness support for Indigenous Australians

    Author(s): Angela Spinney; Daphne Habibis; Sean McNelis

    Description: Indigenous Australians are 14 times more likely to become homeless than other Australians, and their homelessness situations are likely to be more severe. This research examined how the changing mix of government and non-government, direct and indirect funding influences the provision of services to Indigenous Australians and its outcomes.

    Type: research

    Spinney, A., Habibis, D. and McNelis, S. (2016) Safe and sound? How funding mix affects homelessness support for Indigenous Australians, AHURI Final Report No. 272, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/272

  10. Remote Indigenous housing is best delivered through locally adapted arrangements

    Author(s): Daphne Habibis; Rhonda Phillips; Angela Spinney; Peter Phibbs; Brendan Churchill

    Description: The research investigates how well remote Indigenous housing reforms introduced since 2008 under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH) are working.

    Type: Other

    Habibis, D., Phillips, R., Spinney, A., Phibbs, P. and Churchill, B. (2016) Remote Indigenous housing is best delivered through locally adapted arrangements, AHURI Research and Policy Bulletin No. 216, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/216