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Paul Flatau

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  1. Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes

    Author(s): Kristy Muir; Fabienne Michaux; Andrea Sharam; Paul Flatau; Ariella Meltzer; Michael Moran; Richard Heaney; Gill North; Suzanne Findlay; Eileen Webb; Chris Mason; Wendy Stone; Libby Ward-Christie; Kaylene Zaretzky; Ioana Ramia

    Description: This research investigated Social impact investment (SII), which aims to generate and actively measure social and financial returns. There are several promising SII models—including housing supply bonds, property funds, funding social enterprises, social impact bonds and social impact loans. Effective SII requires suppliers of goods and services, intermediaries, suppliers of capital, government and beneficiaries to work together.

    Type: research

    Muir, K., Michaux, F., Sharam, A., Flatau, P., Meltzer, A., Moran, M., Heaney, R., North, G., Findlay, S., Webb, E., Mason, C., Stone, W., Ward-Christie, L., Zaretzky, K. and Ramia, I. (2018) Inquiry into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes, AHURI Final Report No. 299, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/299

  2. Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: the role of impact investment

    Author(s): Richard Heaney; Paul Flatau; Kristy Muir; Gill North; Libby Ward-Christie; Eileen Webb; Kaylene Zaretzky

    Description: This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally; examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia; and considers finance structures, such as impact investment mutual funds, that would enable social impact investors to create a portfolio of affordable housing securities that can balance financial and social return.

    Type: research

    Heaney, R., Flatau, P., Muir, K., North, G., Ward-Christie, L., Webb, E. and Zaretzky, K. (2017) Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: the role of impact investment, AHURI Final Report No. 290, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/290

  3. 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

  4. The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence

    Author(s): David MacKenzie; Sean McNelis; Paul Flatau; kylie valentine; Ami Seivwright

    Description: This research investigated how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding, together with diverse funding sources, impact on the delivery of homelessness assistance. This study is based on nine case studies focused on different service models, organisational forms and potential new ways of funding services for the homeless.

    Type: research

    MacKenzie, D., McNelis, S., Flatau, P., valentine, k. and Seivwright, A (2017) The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence, AHURI Final Report No. 274, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/274

  5. The economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people

    Author(s): Paul Flatau; Lisa Wood; Kaylene Zaretzky; Sarah Foster; Shannen Vallesi; Darja Miscenko

    Description: The research examined the impact of programs providing social housing with support for people experiencing homelessness under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).

    Type: Other

    Flatau, P., Wood, L., Zaretzky, K., Foster, S., Vallesi, S. and Miscenko, D. (2016) The economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people, AHURI Research and Policy Bulletin No. 215, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/215

  6. The financing, delivery and effectiveness of programs to reduce homelessness

    Author(s): Paul Flatau; Kaylene Zaretzky; Lisa Wood; Darja Miscenko

    Description: This report presents evidence from the Australian Homelessness Funding and Delivery Survey of how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms of funding and the level of funding impacts on the delivery of homelessness assistance.

    Type: research

    Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Wood, L. and Miscenko, D. (2016) The financing, delivery and effectiveness of programs to reduce homelessness, AHURI Final Report No. 270, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/270

  7. What are the health, social and economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people?

    Author(s): Lisa Wood; Paul Flatau; Kaylene Zaretzky; Sarah Foster; Shannen Vallesi; Darja Miscenko

    Description: This report finds that supporting formerly homeless people and those at risk of homelessness into public housing in Western Australia reduces their use of health services as well as the frequency with which they do so.

    Type: research

    Wood, L., Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Foster, S., Vallesi, S. and Miscenko, D. (2016) What are the health, social and economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people?, AHURI Final Report No. 265, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/265

  8. How are leading not-for-profit housing providers adapting their organisations to new challenges?

    Author(s): Vivienne Milligan; Hal Pawson; Edgar Liu; Kath Hulse; Paul Flatau

    Description: This Research and Policy Bulletin provides details of the key findings and policy implications from the completed AHURI research project Understanding decision-making in the not-for-profit housing sector: longitudinal and comparative components.

    Type: Other

    Milligan, V., Pawson, H., Liu, E., Hulse, K., Flatau, P. (2015) How are leading not-for-profit housing providers adapting their organisations to new challenges?, AHURI Research and Policy Bulletin No. 201, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/201

  9. The cost effectiveness of Australian tenancy support programs for formerly homeless people

    Author(s): Kaylene Zaretzky; Paul Flatau

    Description: This report is the first of two examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of these programs. The second report will delve in detail on programs operating in Western Australia examining longer-term client outcomes and the wider benefits of these programs using linked administrative data together with a one-off survey of tenants.

    Type: research

    Zaretzky, K., Flatau, P. (2015) The cost effectiveness of Australian tenancy support programs for formerly homeless people, AHURI Final Report No. 252, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/252

  10. The Inquiry into the funding of homelessness services in Australia

    Author(s): Paul Flatau; Lisa Wood; David MacKenzie; Angela Spinney; Kaylene Zaretzky; Kylie Valentine; Daphne Habibis

    Description: The aim of the AHURI Inquiry on homeless funding in Australia was to gather and synthesise evidence on the mix of Government and non-government funding of the homelessness service system and to examine how the funding of services supporting people who are homeless influences service provision and outcomes for homeless people.

    Type: research

    Flatau, Paul., Wood, L., MacKenzie, D., Spinney, A., Zaretzky, K., Valentine, K. and Habibis, D. (2015) The Inquiry into the funding of homelessness services in Australia, AHURI Discussion Paper No. , Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/other-reports/the-inquiry-into-the-funding-of-homelessness-services-in-australia