HIA Reports

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment of Refugee Transitional Housing Support Program

The situation of humanitarian entrants on arrival in Fairfield City suggests that a
rent subsidy scheme tailored specifically to meet their needs can help ease housing
stress and improve the critical early settlement experience. This report proposes
aren’t subsidy scheme for 50 humanitarian entrant households in Fairfield as a pilot
modelled on existing schemes in NSW. Interviews with local service providers and
the Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment (MWIA) were used to assess the
potential impact of the proposed pilot on the mental wellbeing of humanitarian
entrants in Fairfield. The results show that the proposed subsidy and support would
improve their mental wellbeing.


MWIA Appendix A

MWIA Appendix C