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.
Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness and in NSW? Call the statewide telephone line managed by the Department of Family and Community Services
CALL Link2Home - 1800 152 152
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.
This project has provided a range of support services to the NSW SHS sector since 2012. It assists agencies to develop the skills, systems and policies necessary for new contracts established under the Going Home Staying Home (GHSH) reform.
Meeting the Housing Affordability Challenge for Older Women forum was held on 4 August as part of Homelessness Prevention Week and organised in partnership with the Australasian Housing Institute, the Mercy Foundation, Shelter NSW and the Women’s Housing Company. The Forum was opened by Minister Hazzard and attended by a range of SHS, CHP, FACS and Tenancy Service workers. It included a tenant’s view, an overview of issues related to Affordable Housing and a panel discussion on practical solutions to housing for older women. The Affordable Housing presentation by Professor Hal Pawson can be downloaded here. Stay tuned for the Forum report and follow up work.
The increasing numbers of older women experiencing housing problems and homelessness is the reason a number of community organisations are holding a forum on Tuesday 4 August. These problems relate to higher levels of poverty experienced by older women and the unaffordable housing problem in Sydney.Read more: Older women - paying the price for lack of affordable housing