March 17, 2023
Homelessness NSW made a submission to the Australian Department of Social Services about the design of the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program Inclusion Round (SPEAPIR). Our submission makes a number of recommendations about funding levels, commissioning models and inclusive design to maximise the impact of this program for First Nations women and children, CALD women and children and women and children with disability.
February 22, 2023
Homelessness NSW provided a submission to Housing and Mental Health Agreement 2022 after consultation with 95 people across member organisations.
February 22, 2023
Homelessness NSW provided feedback to the NSW Government (Department of Communities and Justice) on the ‘Protocol on Homeless People in Public Place (the Protocol) – Implementation Guidelines’. Our feedback centred on incentivising more widespread implementation of the Protocol across NSW Government agencies and other organisations who work with people experiencing homelessness.
January 27, 2023
Homelessness NSW made a submission to the Australian Government to adopt two realistic and achievable recommendations for inclusion in the 2023-24 Budget. The recommendations call on the Government to invest in social housing and fund Specialist Homelessness Services through appropriate and ongoing ERO and Indexation.
January 12, 2023
Homelessness NSW made a submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment proposed amendments to the in-fill affordable housing, group homes, supportive accommodation and social housing provisions of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021 (Housing SEPP). Our submission makes recommendations to cut red tape to increase the supply of social and affordable housing and fast track solutions for supported accommodation models.
January 9, 2023
Following Trina Jones, CEO of Homelessness NSW, being called by the Disability Royal Commission to provide expert testimony about people with disability and homelessness, Homelessness NSW provided a submission to the Disability Royal Commission. The submission details a variety of reforms to reduce the incidence of homelessness amongst people with disability; and provide better support for people with disability who do experience homelessness
September 7, 2022
Homelessness NSW provided a submission to NSW Treasury regarding their proposal to give the NSW Auditor General new legislative powers to conduct performance reviews into non-public sector entities.
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.
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.