About Us

Who are we?

Homelessness NSW (HNSW) is a not for profit organisation that operates as a peak agency for its member organisations to end homelessness across NSW. Our members include small, locally based community organisations, multiservice agencies with a regional reach and large state-wide service providers.

What do we do?

We develop and assess policies that impact on homelessness and the risk of homelessness.

We advocate to Governments, businesses and the broader community to improve policy and program initiatives that affect homelessness.

We provide extensive information and education about the causes of homelessness and the diverse program and service delivery approaches that are taken to tackle it.

We provide significant amounts of support and advice regarding organisational change and development, good practice and service delivery design in the homelessness sector.

We work collaboratively with other peak housing, homelessness and broader human services organisations at state and national level.

Our Visions

A NSW where no one is experiencing homelessness and no one is at risk of homelessness.

A NSW where there is affordable and safe housing for all with access to a range of community and support services.

Our Purpose

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

Our Values

We are guided by the principles of social justice and human rights. We act with accountability, transparency and quality practice.

We encourage our members to participate in shaping our policies, conducting our advocacy and designing and delivering our services.


We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we work on and recognise the impacts of colonisation and dispossession on homelessness.

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