Housing, homelessness and mental health: towards systems change

This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission (Commission) and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers that need to be addressed to provide more and better housing and more and better services for people with lived experience with mental ill health. 

A lack of appropriate, affordable and sustainable housing is an impediment to scaling up successful programs nationally. However, coordination with the private rental sector can facilitate access to an immediate and greater supply of established homes, potentially enabling program providers to readily scale up in response to increased program demand.

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