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Budget Submission 2023-24

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.



Submission regarding the Housing Legislative Package

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.



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.



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. This investment would allow for the provision of 16,810 homes which provide immediate economic benefits of $15.3 billion and create 47,000 jobs across the economy**. (Equity Economics - Nowhere to Go 2021).



Homelessness Election Platform 2022

January 18, 2022

This document provides the evidence base for a plan to ultimately end homelessness, with the first step of halving homelessness by 2032. Homelessness and how to end it are thoroughly studied. Australia can be a nation that ultimately eliminates homelessness, but this outcome requires concerted action.



Submission to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

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.



Submission into social services and legislation amendment

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.



Joint letter regarding ERO supplementation funding

March 4, 2021

Homelessness Australia and other homelessness organisations across the nation submitted this joint letter to Treasurer Frydenberg MP to highlight the impact of the loss of supplementation funding to the homelessness sector.



2021 Federal Budget Submission

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.



Consequences of defunding Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) for homelessness services

November 30, 2020

This paper outlines how NHHA funds are used to address homelessness in each State and Territory, and which provides an understanding of the impact of loss of ERO supplementation to the vulnerable individuals and families across Australia who require homelessness support.



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