Women and children more likely to stay in abusive environments due to difficulties accessing social housing

New research has found Tasmanian women and children experiencing domestic violence are more likely to stay in abusive environments due to difficulties accessing social and affordable housing. 

New research has found Tasmanian women and children experiencing domestic violence are more likely to stay in abusive environments due to difficulties accessing social and affordable housing. 

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report, ‘Housing outcomes after family violence,’ found, although immediate responses to domestic and family violence were generally effective the timely, the demand outweighed the supply. 

Lead author and University of Tasmania research fellow Dr Kathleen Flanagan said Tasmania’s shortage of long-term housing leaves many women and children at risk of homelessness. 

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Source: The Examiner

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