Homelessness NSW is a peak not for profit organisation that works with its members to prevent and reduce homelessness across NSW. Our members include small, locally based community organisations, multiservice agencies with a regional reach and large State-wide service providers.
Key services that we provide include policy development and advocacy in working to end homelessness, public education about the changing faces of homeless people and those at risk, information about the diverse mix of initiatives operating in NSW and elsewhere and advice and support for member organisations and others about organisational change and improvement.
Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness and in NSW? Call the statewide telephone line managed by the Department of Family and Community Services
CALL Link2Home - 1800 152 152
Tel: 02 8354 7600 *New number
Debt Set Unfair (the Report) examines the current operation of the social housing debt system and its impact on people experiencing homelessness.
The Report was developed from a series of consultations conducted by Homelessness NSW with people experiencing homelessness and Specialist Homelessness Services (SHSs). In total 35 people experiencing homelessness and 170 specialist homelessness services provided information which has been used to inform thecontent of this report and its recommendations.
Homelessness Counts: National Homelessness Week 1- 7 August 2016
Specialist Homelessness Services across New South Wales are experiencing unprecedented demand for crisis accommodation for rough sleepers, young people and women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. The City of Sydney February 2016 StreetCount identified 486 rough sleepers in the LGA with crisis accommodation services 98% full. This is the highest StreetCount figure since its inception in 2008. Read more: Homelessness Counts: National Homelessness Week 1- 7 August 2016
New York expert on ending homelessness visiting Sydney - Dr Sam Tsemberis, founder of Pathway to Housing and developer of the Housing First model, which operates programs in New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Vermont, is visiting Sydney to provide a masterclass on supportive housing approaches to addressing homelessness on Monday 11 July 2016. He is available for media interviews – click here for more information.