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Ending homelessness together.

Homelessness Australia is the national peak body for homelessness in Australia. We are a voluntary organisation that provides systemic advocacy for the homelessness sector.

What is homelessness?

The experience of homelessness can be defined in many different ways and stretches across many cohorts of people, including people living in crisis accommodation, rough sleeping or those in temporary housing. Being homeless can mean more than not having a roof over your head and is not just one typical experience. Every Australian deserves to have a home. Learn more about what it means to be homeless and how to prevent it below.

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Homelessness Australia welcomes call for a national homelessness strategy, call for Federal leadership on social housing investment

August 4, 2021

The final report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness Report out today, vindicates the call for the Australian Government to deliver a national strategy on homelessness. Homelessness Australia Chair Jenny Smith says the report highlights the important role the Federal Government must play in order for Australia to be a place where everyone has access to a safe, secure home.

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New data shows Federal Government housing and homelessness spending cut by $1 billion in a decade, as rents hit all-time highs in Homelessness Week

August 3, 2021

Cuts to the value of total Federal Government social housing and homelessness spending over the past decade will soon exceed $1 billion; while simultaneously Australian house prices have risen by 50% and rents by 31%, new data from Homelessness Australia shows.

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Nowhere to go: the benefits of providing long term social housing to women that have experienced domestic and family violence report

July 12, 2021

Homelessness NSW was pleased to be a partner in a new report by Equity Economics Nowhere to go: the benefits of providing long term social housing to women that have experienced domestic and family violence launched today. It costs the savings to women and the community of providing housing so women avoid homelessness, and returns to violent partners because of homelessness. It is intended to influence the public debate and the Government as we lead in to the Women’s Safety Summit scheduled for 29-30 July.

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Homelessness Week 2021: 1-7 August

Join us for the launch of Homelessness Week on Monday 2 August 11-12.15pm 

Hosted by Homelessness Australia’s Chair Jenny Smith and a line up of yet to be announced speakers, we’re kick starting Homelessness Week off with a not to be missed webinar around advocacy priorities across Australia.

Register and learn more about what you can do here.

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