April 20, 2021
In this statement, Homelessness NSW calls on the NSW Government to urgently consult with services in the flood and bushfire affected areas to identify what resources can be provided to support services to address the current and ongoing issues that have been created by recent weather conditions.
January 1, 2021
This submission re-highlights Homelessness NSW’s key asks and suggestions on how to end homelessness - the requirement for affordable social housing, investment in at risk cohorts as well as an increase in funding to the Specialist Homelessness Sector.
October 9, 2020
This submission responds to the NSW Ombudsman’s Office review with an oversight of homelessness and the key issues that need to be addressed to prevent it.
July 24, 2020
This submission highlights Homelessness NSW five key recommendations for the NSW Government to consider in their released strategy to address housing and homelessness.
July 6, 2020
This submission provides extensive feedback into the Inquiry and addresses the need for a national housing and homelessness strategy. We also raise the need to redress disproportionately represented communities in homelessness such as Aboriginal, CALD, and LGBTQI+ communities.
June 4, 2020
Homelessness NSW provides three key asks in response to the proposed NSW Budget which includes the need for the budget to contain an investment in social housing and increased funding for Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) providers.
May 3, 2020
This submission provides 33 recommendations to address the need for the Commonwealth Government to act on funding social housing and provide a coordinated support system for victim/survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
April 5, 2020
This submission provides comment into the 2019/2020 bushfires. It urges the Inquiry to focus on communities who experience vulnerability particularly those experiencing homelessness both before and after the bushfire season to mend and provide consistent assistance in their housing situation.
March 4, 2020
Homelessness NSW provides commentary on this inquiry by calling for the review and update of the 20-year-old Protocol, suggesting a whole of government approach to ensure it is implemented across local councils.
February 2, 2020
This submission recommends that the City of Sydney release the broader goals of their action plan and considers having a ‘Housing First’ approach with focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, prevention, as well as early intervention.
May 3, 2019
This submission notes Homelessness NSW’s support for a ‘Housing First’ approach to people experiencing homelessness, for more investment in specialised services for drug users and in training for workers in mainstream services to equip them with the skills to work with drug users.
April 1, 2019
This submission responds to the NRSCH Review Discussion Paper. The submission noted that any review of the NRSCH should take account of other, existing regulatory frameworks and that ASES accreditation is better tailored to regulating SHSs than the NHRSCH.