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.
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.
Homelessness NSW, in conjunction with Yfoundations and DVNSW, met with Minister Hazzard on 22 May. At this meeting a number of issues regarding the implementation of the Going Home Staying Home reforms were raised. Please click here for an overview of these.
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.
Homelessness NSW has welcomed a report from the Australasian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) that shows that NSW Specialist Homelessness Services successfully provide vital assistance for homeless people to assist them to obtain and maintain tenancies in public housing. The report Exploring transitions between homelessness and public housing found that over 85% of the public housing tenants in the study who received assistance from a specialist homelessness service had an ongoing tenancy at the end of the study.
Click here to read the report: Exploring transitions between homelessness and public housing