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NSW homelessness services continue to be stretched at the seams – in a year like no other

December 11, 2020

NSW homelessness services continued to experience high demand during a period that included bushfires and a pandemic – data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows in 2019/2020 over 70,300 clients were supported by homelessness services in New South Wales.

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NSW Budget missed opportunity to address increasing homelessness by investing in social housing construction and jobs

November 17, 2020

Homelessness NSW welcomes ongoing funding for homelessness services and additional investment to provide housing and support for people sleeping rough, however, the NSW Budget is a missed opportunity to address increasing homelessness by significantly investing in social housing construction and jobs.

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Wave of Disadvantage Report shows increase in homelessness imminent

October 27, 2020

Homelessness NSW, Yfoundations and DVNSW have called for urgent action to address the impending increase in homelessness across NSW, in response to a new report by Equity Economics. The stats suggest that there will be a 24% increase in homelessness due to the economic impacts of COVID19.

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Safe, affordable housing and preventing transmission of COVID-19

July 5, 2020

Homelessness NSW provides comments on the importance of affordable housing as well as overcrowding and the prevention of COVID-19.

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No Child Should be left without a home

June 11, 2020

Domestic Violence and Homelessness services have called on the NSW Government to rapidly increase the level of social housing to ensure that women and children escaping domestic and family violence can be safely housed.

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NSW Government urged to Back Social and Affordable Housing Infrastructure Boom in response to COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Peak housing and social services bodies are urging the NSW Government to roll out a social and affordable housing boom across the state to support vulnerable people and stimulate the economy in response to COVID-19.

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Homelessness prevention package in NSW welcomed

March 27, 2020

Homelessness NSW welcomed the steps taken by the Berejiklian Government to address the risks for people experiencing and at risk of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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