HomelessnessNSW Without funding services will close and more people will become homeless #auspol #FederalBudget @BradHazzard
HomelessnessNSW Amongst budget gloom - great to have this story! Well done Bridge Housing #AffordableHousing #homelessness @facsnsw

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.


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


Homelessness NSW

Tel: 02 8354 7600 *New number

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 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.


Temporary Accommodation Discussion Paper

At the Homelessness NSW conference last week we released a paper on the Temporary Accommodation (TA) Program (attached).  The paper aims to start the discussion around how the Temporary Accommodation (TA) Program can be improved and includes feedback from over 180 SHS workers as well as case study examples of TA projects that deliver outcomes for clients.  The paper is not a comprehensive overview, but aims to broadly identify some of the issues with the TA Program.  The paper includes four recommendations:

  1. That each FACS District do an audit of all TA and other similar programs to ascertain how each District is currently managing the TA scheme with a view to adapting successful approaches statewide;

  2. That FACS Districts discuss ideas and proposals for customising delivery of TA on a regional basis to deliver both accommodation and support; these would include a collaboration of SHS, Community Housing Providers and FACS Housing NSW;

  3. That TA have a dedicated budget, with each FACS District allocated an amount to adequately meet demand; and

  4. That a TA Program outcomes framework with reporting on the reasons for homelessness and housing accessed after using TA is developed and implemented.

Temporary Accommodation Discussion Paper

2016/17 Federal Budget ends any commitment from the Commonwealth towards addressing homelessness

 Bad news in the 2016/17 Federal budget with no commitment in forward estimates for NPAH beyond June 2017.  Homelessness NSW will be talking to Minister Hazzard as soon as possible regarding the implications for NSW - a reduction of $30 million in the homelessness service system which may impact domestic and family violence services & 24/7 youth accommodation services.  Click here for Media Release

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