Evaluation of the Start Safely Rental Subsidy

The project is an evaluation of Start Safely, a Housing NSW private rental subsidy providing short to medium-term rental assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of domestic or family violence. The subsidy aims to prevent those experiencing domestic violence from becoming homeless or having to return to unsafe environments. It also aims to promote sustainable tenancies in the private rental market. The evaluation includes an analysis of administrative program data, the collection of qualitative data from HNSW staff, service providers, and clients, and a policy review. Epoque Consulting has simultaneously carried out an economic analysis to analyse the cost effectiveness of the subsidy.

Funding Agency

NSW Family & Community Services - Housing

Project team

Dr kylie valentine

Andrew Griffiths

Partners / Collaborators

Époque Consulting

Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies

Organisational units