August 11, 2023
Homelessness Australia has developed a key messages and submission guide to inform submissions to the National Housing and Homelessness Plan. This Plan will be developed in 2023 and is expected to be released in 2024. It represents an enormously important opportunity to achieve the changes needed to end homelessness. But it could also be a disappointment. To encourage the Government to develop a plan that includes the changes needed to end homelessness; we need you to contribute to the process and make powerful arguments for change.
February 6, 2023
Homelessness Australia's Pre-Budget Submission calls for a $2 billion rapid-rehousing fund to immediately deliver 4,000-5,000 social housing properties, investment in a pipeline of social and Aboriginal community-controlled housing, and housing commitments for women and children fleeing violence, an increase in Commonwealth Rent Assistance and working age social security payments, and a national program of Housing First supports. Homelessness Australia also calls on the Government to establish an expert homelessness advisory group including people with lived experience of homelessness, advocates and experts to shape the new National Housing and Homelessness Plan, along with a similar body for child and youth homelessness.
January 12, 2023
This Submission provides a response and recommendations for amendments to the Exposure Draft of the Housing Legislative package, including the Housing Australia Future Fund Bill, National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill, and the Treasury Laws (Housing Measures No. 1) Amendment Bill.
August 9, 2021
This submission provides recommendations to ensure that women and children escaping family and domestic violence have somewhere to go and are not forced into returning to a violent partner or homelessness.
March 5, 2021
This submission highlights the significance of having an adequate income to afford housing costs is critical to preventing homelessness, especially during COVID-19.
February 22, 2021
This budget submission calls for investments to reduce homelessness in Australia by increasing income support payments, providing social housing to people unable to afford rent and by providing increased homelessness services and support to families facing homelessness.
August 31, 2020
Due to the unprecedented economic recession occurring due to COVID-19, this pre-budget submission outlines how homelessness can be addressed whilst also supporting the economy.
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