We provide clients with information, tools and recommendations to guide evidence-based decision making, improve proposals and enhance service delivery based on specialised research and experience on best-practices in Australia and overseas.

Multi-Tenure Developments: Best Practice Approaches to Design, Development and Management
Community Housing Industry Association NSW

This guide presents an overview of ‘best practice’ for multi-tenure developments based on extensive research of projects that bring together social, affordable and private housing in new developments that deliver vibrant communities that work well for different people. Through case studies, the report provides excellent insights into the key design, development and management approaches of a range of successful multi-tenure developments in the UK and Australia.
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Building Community Support for Community Housing
Community Housing Industry Association NSW

JSA undertook extensive research about the reasons for community resistance to affordable housing, and effective ways of building support for it.
The research set out the need, demand and key barriers to affordable housing development and explored community and institutional resistance to new affordable housing through the planning to post-occupancy journey of 15 affordable housing developments. Case studies included detailed desktop analysis and door-knock surveys of neighbours and local businesses to better understand their pre- and post- development perceptions and experiences.
This comprehensive research has been refined into an online Tool Kit of resources, tools and videos for practitioners and anyone interested in building support for affordable housing in the community.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Transitional Housing as a Homelessness Intervention
Wollongong Women’s Housing

JSA carried out research for a specialist homelessness service in Wollongong funded by the NSW Government’s Going Home Staying Home program. The research evaluated the effectiveness and efficiency of existing service interventions used by the service in achieving and maintaining secure, long-term housing outcomes for women who were homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness; and whether there are different long-term housing outcomes for women who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness with different personal characteristics, independent of the type of service intervention they receive.

The research was profiled in the November 2016 edition of the Council to Homeless Persons’ national magazine, Parity.

Link: Council to Homeless Persons Parity Magazine