TACSI recently worked with the South Australian Housing Authority to spend time with 93 people with lived experience of housing challenges and homelessness.
Their insights about housing and homelessness were collated and shared to inform the South Australian Housing Authority’s Housing, Homelessness and Support Strategy.
People were honest, passionate, pragmatic and creative in their response to the Lived Experience Workshops. They clearly demonstrated the ability to not just describe their housing challenges, but to create solutions.
People with lived experience generated numerous ideas to improve the housing system including:
- Lived experience peer support workers;
- Outcomes based funding;
- Co-housing options and better boarding house options;
- Culturally responsive housing options; and
- Mobile support services.
This report contains both people’s reflections on housing challenges and their ideas about how the housing system could help them chart pathways to home, as well as economic and social participation. We thank everyone who so generously gave their time and insight to developing this work, including all who attended Lived Experience Workshops.