Homelessness Week 2022

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What is Homelessness Week?

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events, including providing information on the importance of housing as a solution and educating communities on how they can make a difference.

When is Homelessness Week?

Homelessness Week 2022 will be taking place from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 August.

What is the theme?

The theme for Homelessness Week 2022 is to end homelessness we need a plan

Are there resources available?

There are a range of resources available in the Homelessness Australia Homelessness Week Supporter Pack, including social media tiles, web banners, email signatures, posters and messaging to support your advocacy. Access resources here

How do I get involved?

You can help raise awareness by sharing your stories, thoughts, ideas and concerns about homelessness and housing on social media. Be sure to include the hashtag #HW2022 and follow Homelessness NSW and Homeless Australia on Twitter.

You can also find plenty of ideas and resources to get involved – including speaking to your MP, supporting the Everybody’s Home campaign, and more – in the Homelessness Week Supporter Pack.

Join us for the Launch of Homelessness Week

On Monday August 1, from 12-1.30pm AEST, Homelessness Australia will be hosting a virtual event to launch Homelessness Week. You’ll hear from a number of experts, including the new Minister for Housing and Homelessness, the Hon Julie Collins MP.

To find out more, and register, head over to Eventbrite.

Other Upcoming Events

Tuesday 2 August 

Turning Point: Ending Homelessness in NSW 

Parliament House, Sydney

Register here

Co-hosted by the AHI and Homelessness NSW this event provides sector professionals the opportunity to hear from Leaders committed to end homelessness and is also designed to create opportunities to exchange ideas and innovative practice in ending homelessness.

Key areas of focus:

  • What will the Homelessness landscape look like in August 2023?
  • Housing supply in the pipeline to end homelessness
  • Social & Community Housing Sector’s Capability to meeting the demand
  • Housing First: is it the promising solution?
  • Reflection and Action Plan

A networking afternoon tea will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

All housing and homelessness sector colleagues are welcome (members and non-members). Please register your attendance on the ahi: website via the link below and we look forward to seeing you there.

Housing All Australians (HAA) – Give Me Shelter Webinar

Committee for Melbourne and Housing All Australians are delighted to invite you to our Unpacking the Give Me Shelter report E-Room event.

Event time- 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Register here

Give Me Shelter, a recently published economic study commissioned by Housing All Australians, shows the cost to Australian taxpayers will reach $25 billion annually by 2051 (in 2021 dollars) if nothing is done to address Australia’s chronic shortage of affordable, public, and social housing.

The study, compiled by SGS Economics & Planning, shows decades of underinvestment by successive governments in “non-market” housing has led to social housing numbers falling to record lows.

Give Me Shelter shows that the cost-benefit ratio of investing in more affordable housing is double the cost outlay – for every $1 invested the taxpayer would on average receive $2 in cost savings – with the study noting this was a better cost-benefit return than many other major infrastructure projects.

Join the author of the report, Marcus Spiller (SGS Economics & Planning) with Rob Pradolin (Founder and Director of Housing All Australians) and Leanne Edwards (Director, Policy & Research of Committee for Melbourne) to discuss the findings of Give Me Shelter in this one-hour webinar, with Q and A session.

Monday 8 -Wednesday 10 August 2022 

The AHURI National Homelessness Conference- Online tickets still available 

AHURI, in partnership with Homelessness Australia convene the National Homelessness Conference 2022. The Conference is offering a virtual option for delegates unable to travel to the nation’s capital. The Conference will be held from Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 August and will build on the important lessons learned from the 2018 conference in Melbourne and the 2020 virtual event.

Check out the conference program here and Register here

NB: Virtual registration will close at 11.59pm, Thursday, 4 August 2022.

Tuesday 16 August 2022 (Commencing 12.15 am) 

City of Sydney Street Count 

Registration essential- Sign up here

The Biannual City of Sydney Street Count will be conducted Tuesday 16 August 2022 and all volunteers will be required from 12:15am -3:30am.  All volunteers will be required to attend/complete a Teams training session the week before.


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