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Working with our members to advocate for a NSW where no one is at risk of or experiencing homelessness

We advocate and provide leadership on homelessness issues across NSW and support effective service delivery to those who are experiencing homelessness, have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.

Homelessness NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the various lands on which we meet and work on. We pay our respects to First Nations peoples and elders past, present and future. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

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Rebuilding Women’s Economic Security

October 19, 2021

Homelessness NSW is pleased to have worked with NCOSS, CHIA NSW and DV NSW on the Equity Economics report Rebuilding Women's Economic Security - Investing in Social Housing in NSW, which highlights the urgent need to invest in women’s economic security by building more social housing. The Report finds that the pandemic has worsened the housing insecurity of women in NSW with the number of people seeking specialist homelessness services who had experienced family and domestic violence increasing by 7.1 per cent in 2020-21, compared to a 3.2 per cent increase in demand for all specialist homelessness services and 4,812 women currently being forced to stay in an unsafe and violent home, or face homelessness - with up to 2,402 women returning to live with a violent partner because of lack of an affordable alternative, and a further 2,410 homeless because they could not find secure and permanent housing after leaving violence.

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Open Letter from Western Sydney organisations urging the extension of ‘WestInvest’ to social and affordable housing

October 12, 2021

Organisations in Western Sydney have signed an open letter urging the Premier to extend ‘WestInvest’ to social and affordable housing. Because what has been highlighted during the lockdown is the essential need for all in Western Sydney to have access to a safe, affordable and appropriate home. We call on the NSW government to: 1. Acquire existing social and affordable housing stock to meet the immediate need in the community, including the public health needs of COVID-19. 2. Commit an additional $500 million to repair existing social housing stock. 3. Deliver at least 5,000 additional social housing dwellings per year for the next 10 years. Reduce all types of homelessness by committing to a fully funded state-wide action plan, with the goal of ending homelessness in NSW by 2030.

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Supporting homelessness services & Aboriginal communities in Western NSW

August 31, 2021

The COVID-19 situation continues to unfold in Western NSW, across largely Aboriginal populations. Aboriginal people are identified as a clearly vulnerable community to COVID 19. Such vulnerability stems from chronic health conditions experience by Aboriginal people and under-resourced health services in regional and remote NSW.

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The Industry Partnership Sector Network Meeting (Webinar)

You're invited to the next Industry Partnership SHS Sector Network Meeting on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 9:00am-10:30am. Find out who's speaking and how to register below!

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HNSW Conference 2020: ‘Hidden But Not Forgotten’

Homelessness NSW annual conference took place in Wollongong last year and hosted an array of forums, panels and discussions with sector professionals from across NSW.

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National Homelessness Conference 2020: ‘The year that changed homelessness’

This two day virtual event run by AHURI examined the impacts on our sector from the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic as well as the catastrophic climate disasters of last summer.

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Our Work

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Together Home: High Needs Packages

Homelessness NSW is administering High Needs Packages for individuals aged 18 years plus who are being supported through the Together Home program. Find out more and apply here.

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Uluru Statement from the heart

In this joint submission, The Three Peaks (Yfoundations, Homelessness NSW and Domestic Violence NSW) highlight the importance of listening to First Nations peoples in ending homelessness and gendered violence.

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Sydney Women’s Homelessness Alliance

The Sydney Women’s Homelessness Alliance (SWHA) has been established to assist cross agency sector collaboration and improve a woman’s journey through the complexities of the homelessness system.

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Floods and Homelessness statement

In this statement, Homelessness NSW calls on the NSW Government to urgently consult with services in the flood and bushfire affected areas to identify what resources can be provided to support services to address the current and ongoing issues that have been created by recent weather conditions.

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2021 NSW Economic Stimulus and Budget submission

This submission re-highlights Homelessness NSW’s key asks and suggestions on how to end homelessness - the requirement for affordable social housing, investment in at risk cohorts as well as an increase in funding to the Specialist Homelessness Sector.

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Everybody’s Home

Join this campaign for a better, fairer housing system for everyone. Every Australian needs a place to call home.

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Industry Partnership

The NSW Homelessness Industry Partnership is a joint working agreement between the three homelessness peaks, Homelessness NSW, Domestic Violence NSW and Yfoundations.

Our vision is for Specialist Homelessness Services to provide quality supports and services to people experiencing homelessness, including young people and people leaving domestic and family violence.

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