June 6, 2022
Join us, either in Canberra or online, as the National Homelessness Conference returns as a face-to-face event in August. Register today!
June 1, 2022
Mainstream housing providers are grounded in Western cultural norms, and their incompatibility with Aboriginal worldviews leads to Aboriginal people being coerced into cultural compromises within the housing sector, either to be offered housing or to remain in their current house. For housing and support to be effective, culture must be front and centre of design and delivery and be valued as a birthright by the western system.
May 30, 2022
Noongar Mia Mia (NMM) is the largest Aboriginal-owned-and-operated Community Housing Provider exclusively serving Aboriginal tenants and their families on Noongar country. NMM believes that housing is a human right, and is keen to make a difference by reducing Aboriginal homelessness.
May 25, 2022
It’s Homelessness Week from 1-7 August 2022. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events, including providing information on the importance of housing as a solution and educating communities on how they can make a difference.
March 30, 2022
Homelessness services face a $39.4 million funding black hole from July 2023, after the Budget failed to provide appropriate ongoing funding for staff costs, despite surging demand for services.
March 24, 2022
Homelessness Australia is pleased to support Unhoused - Campaigning for safe homes for Australia’s women – calling for 16,810 homes for women. Women’s homelessness is a national crisis. The women’s safety and homelessness sector has determined that $7.6 billion is required from the Government over the next 4 years to provide long-term housing for Australia’s women.
February 18, 2022
The Federal Government’s refusal to develop a national homelessness strategy, as recommended by a parliamentary inquiry, has been slammed as ‘deeply disappointing’ by Homelessness Australia.
January 18, 2022
Homelessness Australia’s election platform, released today, shows that increasing income support by $35 per day would prevent 35,800 households from experiencing homelessness this year. By 2032 this would have helped 456,400 households to avoid homelessness.
December 7, 2021
Increasing income support dramatically reduces the number of people experiencing homelessness, new data which charts Australia’s experience of the pandemic, confirms.
October 10, 2021
Better access to housing and income support is needed to address an alarming increase in homelessness among people experiencing mental ill health says Homelessness Australia as World Homelessness Day and World Mental Health Day coincide on 10 October.
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.
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.