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Overstretched and overwhelmed: the strain on homelessness services

August 4, 2023

Homelessness Australia's Overstretched and overwhelmed report reveals the enormous strain on homelessness services as a result of the housing crisis. It reveals that the number of people seeking homelessness assistance spiked 7.5 per cent, an extra 6,658 clients between December 2022 and March 2023. The report also cross-references Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data against service costs as outlined in the Productivity Commission Report on Government Services to reveal that an additional $450 million in homelessness support is needed to respond to new people needing homelessness assistance and people currently being turned away.

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Critical issues in Australia’s 10-year national homelessness plan

June 23, 2023

In 2023, the Federal Government will begin developing their national housing and homelessness plan. This paper details the ambition and scope needed in the Plan to effectively end homelessness, including the reforms needed in other policy areas of Government to prevent homelessness occurring, and the homelessness services needed to quickly end homelessness when it occurs, and prevent people falling back into homelessness.

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A Plan to End Homelessness

August 1, 2022

Homelessness Australia's Plan to End Homelessness was launched in Homelessness Week 2022 and sets out clear actions needed to: Halve the number of households experiencing rental stress by 2027 and end rental stress by 2032; End homelessness for women, children and young people; End homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; and Halve the numbers of people returning to homeless services by 2027, and halve the numbers again by 2032.



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