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The Aftershock report series on housing security by Impact Economics and Policy, commissioned by Homelessness NSW, NCOSS, and Community Housing Industry Association NSW, 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.
Read more about why social housing, tenancy reforms and rental assistance are needed to reduce the costs and impact of the pandemic and recent disasters.
October 19, 2021
Homelessness NSW is pleased to have worked with NCOSS, CHIA NSW and DV NSW on the Equity Economics report Rebuilding Women's Economic Security - Investing in Social Housing in NSW, which highlights the urgent need to invest in women’s economic security by building more social housing. The Report finds that the pandemic has worsened the housing insecurity of women in NSW with the number of people seeking specialist homelessness services who had experienced family and domestic violence increasing by 7.1 per cent in 2020-21, compared to a 3.2 per cent increase in demand for all specialist homelessness services and 4,812 women currently being forced to stay in an unsafe and violent home, or face homelessness - with up to 2,402 women returning to live with a violent partner because of lack of an affordable alternative, and a further 2,410 homeless because they could not find secure and permanent housing after leaving violence.