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Homelessness Week 1-7 August 2022

May 25, 2022

Homelessness Week 2022 took place from 1-7 August. 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.

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Homelessness services face surging demand despite $40 million funding black hole

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.

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New election campaign calls for urgent government action to address women’s homelessness

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.

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Morrison Government’s refusal to develop national homelessness strategy slammed as ‘deeply disappointing’

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.

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We can halve homelessness in Australia by 2032

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.

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We can, and did, dramatically reduce homelessness with increased income support, new data shows

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.

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Number of Australians with mental health issues needing homelessness help doubled in a decade

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.

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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 1-7 August 2021

May 20, 2021

It’s Homelessness Week from 1-7 August 2021. Join us in the launch on Monday 2 August 11-12.15 pm where we’ll be joined by Jenny Smith, Chair of Homelessness Australia and other housing experts from across the nation.

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Over 180 organisations urge Treasurer Frydenberg not to cut $56 million from homelessness services

March 17, 2021

Homelessness services across the country are set to have over $56 million cut from their budgets by June 2021 unless the Federal Government agrees to fully fund services. Homelessness Australia Chair, Jenny Smith comments on the devastating impact this will have on people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

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