The heads of 30 welfare agencies gathered in Sydney on Friday 4 November, to warn Housing and Homelessness Ministers that a new wave of homelessness will hit the country if Federal funding is cut.
Shelter's esponse to Foundations for Change: homelessness in NSW discussion paper is now available on our website. Shelter supports a strategy that goes beyond the specialist homelessness service system to include all other government agencies and policies that can reduce - but very often increase - the rik of homelessness.
Homelessness is increasing.
The National Social Justice Commitee of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Australia, has released, The ache for Home, a plan to address chronic homelessness and housing affordability in Australia. The paper was produced with the assistance of the National Council research officers. it urges bipartisan support for a national plan that would put in place a $10 billion social and affordable housing fund to address the chronic housing and homelessness issue
8 March, 2016
Launched today for IWD, a new plan by NSW housing organisations focusses on the housing needs of older women - and solutions. The plan, A Plan for Change: Homes for Older Women, was launched by Housing Minister, Brad Hazzard, and jointly developed by Homelessness NSW, the Women's Housing Company, the Mercy Foundation, YWCA, Shelter NSW, Novafor women & children, the Tenants' Union and the St Vincent de Paul Society.
Shelter welcomes Minister Upton's announcement that NSW has finalised an agreement with the Commonwealth for this year's funding (2014-15) under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness. The 2014-15 NPAH will provide $30 million more for this year to expand homelessness services. Now we need an early decision on 2015-16 funding.