In an effort to tell the broader story of homelessness as a systemic issue, we present the Housing and Homelessness Dashboard. This innovative platform uses data to shed light on the broader narrative of homelessness, empowering individuals and organisations to monitor progress towards the ambitious goal of ending homelessness in New South Wales (NSW). By offering a comprehensive understanding of the complex factors involved, the Dashboard helps identify targeted actions that can lead to lasting change.
The Dashboard provides users with the opportunity to explore various Local Government Areas (LGAs) or regions, delving into demographic-specific homelessness levels, housing stress, social housing access, inequalities, and risks within specific local contexts. Furthermore, users can compare data across LGAs, regions, and the entire state, facilitating in-depth analysis of trends for further investigation.
Curated from over 50 metrics sourced from 15 reputable institutions, the Dashboard ensures data reliability and accuracy. A dedicated data sources page and accessible links provide transparency, allowing users to verify and access the publicly available data. Regular updates will be implemented as new datasets are released, ensuring the availability of the most up-to-date information for each metric. It is important to note that the data may cover different time periods due to variations in data collection and release dates among the sources.
We recognise that the Housing and Homelessness Dashboard is a work in progress, and we highly value your feedback on this collaborative resource. We invite you to share your insights and suggestions by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can harness the power of data and collective action to combat homelessness and create a future where it becomes a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience for all individuals in NSW.
July 28, 2023
Over the next five years we will focus on building the capabilities of people and capacity of systems to end homelessness. We recognise the urgency and complexity of this issue and must leverage all available resources and collective efforts. We commit to working closely with homelessness services, communities, businesses, people with lived experience and governments. Through aligned action we aim to achieve a future where homelessness is rare, brief and nonrecurring.