Supported housing for prisoners returning to the community: A review of the literature


Commissioned by Corrections Victoria to inform its future strategies for delivering housing support strategies to people leaving the prison system, this report presents literature that builds on two earlier reviews conducted in 2010 and 2013. Those earlier reviews identified a range of models and approaches to delivering housing support that embodied the key elements of good and promising practice. Since 2013, new literature has become available that builds on this evidence base—reasserting some of the earlier findings, adding clarity to others, and introducing new considerations.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Housing: need and value
  • Service delivery and financial models
  • Supported housing in practice
  • Conclusion
  • References