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.
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 the report of the Legislative Council Inquiry into Social, Community and Affordable Housing as an important contribution to the critical debate about fixing the State’s crisis in social and affordable housing supply.
“Severe pressures on low and modest income renters are creating far higher risks of homelessness in many parts of Greater Sydney and some regional centres,” said Gary Moore, CEO of Homelessness NSW. Read more: NSW Housing Inquiry Throws Up Good Ideas
The Legislative Council Inquiry into Social, Community and Affordable Housing has released its report. The 41 recommendations range from appointing a specific Minister for Housing, requiring at least 10% of dwellings in Government property sale sites to have social and affordable housing in the future, expanding initiatives like Common Ground and Youth Foyers, expanding the management of public housing properties by community housing providers, having the Department of Planning set social and affordable housing targets at the State and regional level and Councils having affordable housing strategies in place by September 2016 and seeing a NSW social housing policy finalised by 1 March 2015.