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Pre-Budget Submission to the NSW Government 23-24

August 14, 2023

Read our 2023-2024 Pre-Budget Submission to the NSW Government. We recommend five key investments that are achievable and pragmatic yet impactful in the short term, and which will set strong foundations for future work. Our recommendations amount to an overall investment of $554 million over two years.

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Waithood: The Experience of Waiting for Social Housing Report

August 8, 2023

Australia is confronted by an increasing housing affordability crisis resulting in tens of thousands of people being stuck on the waiting-list for social housing for extended periods. This project is motivated by a need to better understand the lives and circumstances of – people registered on social housing waiting lists (‘waitees’) while they are waiting for social housing. On 8 August 2023, Homelessness NSW hosted the online launch of this Report. You can watch the recording here.

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Rare, Brief and Non-Recurring: A System Wide Approach to Ending Homelessness Together

August 7, 2023

Read our report 'Rare, Brief, and Non-Recurring: A System-Wide Approach to Ending Homelessness Together.' This report outlines our strategy, insights, and vision for a future without homelessness in NSW. You can watch the recording from our launch event here.

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Homelessness NSW Strategy 2023-2028

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.

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Feedback Invited on Interim Temporary Accommodation Study Findings

July 12, 2023

Homelessness NSW invites feedback on the interim findings and recommendations from our recent study on Temporary Accommodation (TA) in NSW. The report is informed by more than 237 survey responses from statewide specialist homelessness, allied services and TA providers.

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Homelessness NSW CEO Trina Jones appointed NSW Rental Commissioner

July 11, 2023

Homelessness NSW congratulates CEO Trina Jones on her appointment as the inaugural NSW Rental Commissioner. Ms Jones will commence the role on 7 August 2023, bringing more than a decade of experience spanning policy, research and advocacy.

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Introducing the Housing and Homelessness Dashboard

July 7, 2023

The Homelessness and Housing Dashboard aims to use data to tell the broader story of homelessness as a systemic issue. To make homelessness a rare, brief and non-recurring experience requires action across a range of complex issues. The Dashboard helps us to understand where our efforts can be targeted to achieve such change.

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Homelessness Census Data Dashboard

April 13, 2023

We have developed a Homelessness Census Dashboard that provides easily accessible homelessness census data from 2006-2021. You can view our Dashboard here.

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Homelessness Census Data Released

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.

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Homelessness NSW – Budget Overview

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.

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Ending Homelessness Together 2022

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.

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Third report in ‘Aftershock’ series launches

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.

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Homelessness NSW Annual Survey

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.

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