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Research into Overcrowding in South Western Sydney for Shelter NSW

By 2 December 2021No Comments

Shelter NSW has commissioned JSA to provide social research on overcrowding in South Western Sydney as a rapidly growing but under-researched form of homelessness. Household overcrowding can have adverse impacts for occupants due to inadequate space within the dwelling for living, sleeping and household activities. Stresses associated with household overcrowding have been associated with physical and mental health impacts for occupants across different cultures and in developed and developing countries around the world.
The overarching objectives of the study will be to identify and describe the characteristics of people living in overcrowded dwellings in South Western Sydney, to articulate and understand their housing experiences and needs and to develop and recommend solutions that would help to address these identified housing needs.
The study will focus, in particular, on recent migrants and university students in the culturally and linguistically diverse Canterbury-Bankstown LGA.