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.
An Advisory Committee established by FACS and including the NSW Ombudsman, representatives of peak organisations, consumer reps and agencies such as Premier and Cabinet has met for the first time to scope the review of GHSH reform processes and to discuss the longer term monitoring and evaluation plan for the new SHS in NSW. This review, which will report publicly on its progress and conclusions is being overseen by the NSW Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is interested in receiving comments and feedback about the GHSH reform process and can be contacted through www.ombo.nsw.gov.au
FACS has announced that 25 organisations will receive up to 15 months funding assistance (1 November 2014-31 January 2016) from the SHS Service Support Fund. These organisations, which were unsuccessful with their SHS tenders, have prepared new proposals for assistance over the past 2 months. These funding commitments total $8.86 mill for the 15 month period. It is understood that another 5 applicants for SSF continue in negotiations with FACS about their proposals.