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Homelessness NSW is committed to having a strong media presence on homelessness and the housing system. Our latest comments, news items, information and media releases can be found below.

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Regional and Rural homelessness forum: findings

March 25, 2021

Homelessness NSW held an online forum with over 50 services from across the state to discuss the current housing situation in regional and rural areas, the impact of the pandemic and to workshop possible solutions. Read further to understand topics discussed, solutions proposed and more.

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Landmark Report: NSW Social Services Sector at a Tipping Point

March 12, 2021

The NSW social services sector, which employs more than 230,000 people, and provides care to more than 1 million people per year, has reached a crossroads according to an alarming new report.

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#ThankYouFromUs

January 30, 2021

We sent this special ‘Thank You’ video to members and the sector to let them know how much we appreciated their work in keeping us safe through COVID-19. Watch again here!

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New data shows NSW lagging on homelessness and housing investments

January 25, 2021

Investment in homelessness services in NSW is failing to keep up with demand, and public funding for social housing in NSW has collapsed, according to new data from the Productivity Commission.

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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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