March 23, 2023
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the 2021 Census data on Homelessness. Nationally, 122,494 people were estimated to be experiencing homelessness at the time of the 2021 Census, an increase of 6,067 people (5.2%) since 2016. Keep reading.
October 26, 2022
The Albanese Government handed down its first Budget last night and it was pleasing to see a strong focus on Housing. Homelessness NSW welcomes the vision and ambition set out in the National Housing Accord and calls on the NSW Government work with the Commonwealth and continue to take a strong role ensure we can End Homelessness Together.
October 19, 2022
At this election, we want the next government to commit to ending homelessness together. We all know that everyone needs a safe place to call home. It’s the foundation for health, safety, education, family stability, steady work and strong communities. Homelessness NSW has developed a plan to build for the future and support people into homes - find out how to support us and take action now.
October 13, 2022
The Aftershock report series on housing security by Impact Economics and Policy reveals 54,000 NSW households have entered or experienced worsening housing stress since COVID, with increasing homelessness to cost the NSW economy up to $2.5 billion over six years.
September 13, 2022
We are seeking member input and feedback through the Homelessness NSW Annual Survey! We are accepting multiple responses per organisation so please share widely.
May 4, 2022
Homelessness NSW, the peak body representing the homelessness sector of New South Wales is delighted to announce the appointment of Trina Jones as its new Chief Executive Officer.
March 24, 2022
With Women's homelessness reaching national crisis, Homelessness NSW is pleased to support Unhoused - Campaigning for safe homes for Australia’s women – calling for 16,810 homes for women.
March 8, 2022
Homelessness NSW has released a joint statement with NCOSS, CHIA NSW and ACHIA calling on the NSW Government to fund a significant and immediate housing recovery package to address both the short term and long term impact of the floods in NSW.
December 10, 2021
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December 7, 2021
Homelessness services in NSW experienced ongoing high demand due to the impact of the 2020 COVID lockdown – data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows. In 2020/2021 over 70,500 clients were supported by homelessness services in New South Wales. This is 25% more clients than they are funded for, and they continue to be stretched to the seams as they recover from COVID lockdowns.
December 7, 2021
Homelessness NSW is one of 33 organisations that have urged the NSW government to to stop chasing people to pay Covid fines, due to being issued incorrectly and disproportionately penalising Indigenous Australians, people experiencing homelessness and people living with a disability.
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.
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.
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.
August 4, 2021
Homelessness NSW and the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW, are proud to launch a new report “More than temporary? An evaluation of the accommodation of people rough sleeping in inner city Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic”. The report was produced following interviews with key organisations involved in the 2020 accommodation response. As the increased accommodation of rough sleepers takes place again during Sydney’s current lockdown, it is more important than ever to reflect on the experience of this response and ensure that everyone is provided with housing at the end of the lockdown.