Resolving Long-Term Homelessness: A Randomised Controlled Trial Examining the 36 Month Costs, Benefits and Social Outcomes From the Journey to Social Inclusion Pilot Program

Johnson, G., Kuehnle, D., Parkinson, S., Sesa, S. & Tseng, Y., ‘Resolving Long-Term Homelessness: A Randomised Controlled Trial Examining the 36 Month Costs, Benefits and Social Outcomes From the Journey to Social Inclusion Pilot Program’, Sacred Heart Mission, St Kilda, 2014

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Guy Johnson

RMIT University

Daniel Kuehnle

University of Melbourne

Sharon Parkinson

Swinburne University

Sandra Sesa

RMIT University

Yi-Ping Tseng

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) is a pilot project designed to break the cycle of long-term homelessness. This report presents the social and economic outcomes after the completion of the pilot. The evaluation uses a randomised controlled trial that tracks the outcomes of J2SI participants (Group J) and compares their outcomes with those of a comparison group (Group E) who are being supported by existing services. After three years 80% of the original participants remained involved in the trial. The evidence suggests that J2SI had a significant impact on the lives of most participants. After three years 85% of J2SI participants were housed compared to 41% of those who were receiving existing service.

Keywords: supportive housing; chronic homelessness; intensive case management; randomised controlled trial

JEL Classification: I38; I31; I14; R28

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Guy and Kuehnle, Daniel and Parkinson, Sharon and Sesa, Sandra and Tseng, Yi-Ping, Resolving Long-Term Homelessness: A Randomised Controlled Trial Examining the 36 Month Costs, Benefits and Social Outcomes From the Journey to Social Inclusion Pilot Program (2014). Johnson, G., Kuehnle, D., Parkinson, S., Sesa, S. & Tseng, Y., ‘Resolving Long-Term Homelessness: A Randomised Controlled Trial Examining the 36 Month Costs, Benefits and Social Outcomes From the Journey to Social Inclusion Pilot Program’, Sacred Heart Mission, St Kilda, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3476204

Guy Johnson

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Daniel Kuehnle

University of Melbourne ( email )

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Sharon Parkinson (Contact Author)

Swinburne University ( email )

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Sandra Sesa

RMIT University

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Melbourne, 3000
Australia

Yi-Ping Tseng

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research ( email )

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Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

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