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
Tel: 02 8354 7600 *New number
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.
New York expert on ending homelessness visiting Sydney - Dr Sam Tsemberis, founder of Pathway to Housing and developer of the Housing First model, which operates programs in New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Vermont, is visiting Sydney to provide a masterclass on supportive housing approaches to addressing homelessness on Monday 11 July 2016. He is available for media interviews – click here for more information.
Windfalls raised through new overseas investor surcharges should be invested back into affordable housing options for renters and homeless people at the pointy end of the NSW property boom, the state’s peak community housing and homelessness bodies said today.
The NSW Federation of Housing Associations and Homelessness NSW said the latest National Shelter Rental Affordability Index highlighted the need for urgent action to address chronic housing stress and homelessness in NSW. Click here for more details.