Single-site supportive housing: tenant perspectives

Parsell, Cameron, Petersen, Maree and Moutou, Ornella (2015) Single-site supportive housing: tenant perspectives. Housing Studies, 30 8: 1189-1209. doi:10.1080/02673037.2015.1009874

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Author Parsell, Cameron
Petersen, Maree
Moutou, Ornella
Title Single-site supportive housing: tenant perspectives
Journal name Housing Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1466-1810
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02673037.2015.1009874
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 30
Issue 8
Start page 1189
End page 1209
Total pages 21
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 2301 Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
3312 Sociology and Political Science
3322 Urban Studies
Abstract We examined tenants’ experiences and perception living in a single-site supportive housing. Recent evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of secure housing with linked voluntary support services as a successful in enabling people with high vulnerabilities to exit homelessness and sustain housing. Scholars and policy-makers continue to debate the merits of scattered site housing with person centred support, on the one hand, and single-site supportive housing with onsite support, on the other. The manuscript is based on survey and qualitative data with 120 tenants in a single-site supportive housing: ( n ¼ 60) formerly homeless and ( n ¼ 60) allocated housing because of low to moderate income. The results show that tenant experience single-site supportive housing as home; for many single-site supportive housing constitutes community. Conversely, some design and security features of single-site supportive housing undermined tenants autonomy and feeling of home. Moreover, close contact with other tenants meant that single-site supportive housing was also anti-community.
Keyword Supportive housing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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