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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 4997 ..


Housing—supported accommodation
(Question No 651)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:

(1) What is the current number of supported accommodation beds available in the ACT by client group (ie women, men, families, children).

(2) What is the number of outreach clients across agencies, who can be assisted under the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement.

(3) What is the number of supported accommodation beds available, by client group, for the years (a) 2015-16, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2013-14, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2011-12 and (f) 2010-11.

(4) What was the number of outreach clients for the years (a) 2015-16, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2013-14, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2011-12 and (f) 2010-11.

(5) What was the number of supported accommodation beds available in the ACT by client group in 2000-01.

(6) What was the number of outreach clients for the period 2000-01.

(7) What is the number of transitional properties currently available in the ACT.

(8) What was the number of transitional properties for previous years (a) 2015 16, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2013-14, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2011-12 and (f) 2010 11.

(9) Who administers transitional housing in the ACT.

(10) What is the average length of stay in supported accommodation services by client group.

(11) What is the average length of stay in transitional housing properties by client group.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The number of accommodation places available in the ACT Specialist Homelessness Sector (2017 18) is 321 at any one time (Table 1). The table below categorises this accommodation in terms of main target group.

Target Group

Accommodation Places

Women (with or without children)

84

Men

62

Families

37

Youth

112

Indigenous

12

Intensive Support*

14

Total

321

*Rough sleepers and people with enduring high and complex needs.


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