Rebecca's Story

Rebecca was placed in foster care when she was ten and then spent a decade living on the streets. Read more »

About Homelessness NSW

Homelessness NSW is a peak not for profit organisation that works with its members to prevent and reduce homelessness across NSW. Our members include small, locally based community organisations, multiservice agencies with a regional reach and large State-wide service providers.

Key services that we provide include policy development and advocacy in working to end homelessness, public education about the changing faces of homeless people and those at risk, information about the diverse mix of initiatives operating in NSW and elsewhere and advice and support for member organisations and others about organisational change and improvement.

Rental Brokerage Services

Postcode/area search

Use the directory to find services across NSW that can help you locate rental properties, help you maintain tenancies and provide financial assistance and support for living costs that affect your ability to meet rent.

Visit our directory to expand your search »

Sector Reform

person sleeping rough

Significant changes are affecting the environment in which services for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness operate.

Learn more about the sector reforms »


Links2Home Opens

The new 24/7 State-wide telephone line for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to seek accommodation and support has been opened by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

CALL  1800 152 152

7 Richest Australians Hold More Wealth than 1.73 million Households in the bottom 20%

The Australia Institute report, Income and Wealth Inequality in Australia, shows that inequality between those with the most and those with the least is rising in Australia. The top 20% of people have five times more income than the bottom 20% and hold 71 times more wealth. Full details at

Lucky Escape from Fire Sparks Call for Public Inquiry

Homelessness NSW has called on both Premier, Mike Baird and Opposition Leader, John Robertson to support a public Inquiry into marginal accommodation, illegal housing and rough sleeping, following yesterday’s factory fire in Sydney that could have claimed several lives.

Read more: Lucky Escape from Fire Sparks Call for Public Inquiry

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