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Homelessness NSW responds to policy and legislative reform through submissions to both State and Commonwealth governments, departments and human service agencies. Browse through our most recent submissions below.



Pre Budget Submission 2022-23

February 2, 2022

Homelessness NSW's submission to the NSW Budget 2022-23 highlights the key investments required to turn the tide on homelessness in NSW - the need for social and affordable housing, investment in at risk cohorts as well as an increase in funding to the Specialist Homelessness Sector.


Core and Cluster Expansion Paper January 2022

January 31, 2022

Homelessness NSW has put together an initial high level paper to assist in directing the planning, consultation and allocation of the $483 million domestic and family violence funding announced in October 2021. To provide feedback please contact admin@homelessnessnsw.org.au


Submission to the Regional Housing Taskforce

August 30, 2021

Homelessness NSW have provided a submission to the Regional Housing Taskforce on key issues including the lack of housing stock and funding for appropriate social housing in regional communities.


Floods and Homelessness statement

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.


Uluru Statement from the Heart

April 30, 2021

In this joint submission, The Three Peaks (Yfoundations, Homelessness NSW and Domestic Violence NSW) highlight the importance of listening to First Nations peoples in ending homelessness and gendered violence.


2021 NSW Economic Stimulus and Budget submission

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.


NSW Ombudsman’s Office Review

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.


Submission to the NSW Government Housing Strategy

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.


Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia

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.


2020 Pre-Budget and Economic Stimulus Statement

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.


Inquiry into domestic, family and sexual violence

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.


Inquiry into the 2019/20 NSW Bushfires

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.

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