On Monday 7 August Housing and Homelessness Minister, the Hon Julie Collins, released the National Housing and Homelessness Plan issues paper at Homelessness Australia’s Homelessness Week launch event in Canberra. The release of the discussion paper kick starts a consultation period with written submissions due 20 October 2023.
The National Housing and Homelessness 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.
To encourage the Government to develop a plan that includes the changes needed to end homelessness; it’s important that people who have lived without a home, the homelessness sector, and others in the community who share the ambition to end homelessness contribute to the process and make powerful arguments for change.
To support this process Homelessness Australia has developed a key messages and submission guide to inform submissions and developed a series of consultation and briefing events on different topics related to homelessness.
Homelessness Australia's guide to making a submission to the National Housing and Homelessness Plan focusses on the changes needed to end homelessness; that is to make homelessness rare, brief and not repeated.Read the guide
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