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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. 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.



2020 Federal Budget Submission

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.



Inquiry into Homelessness

March 16, 2020

This submission explores key themes and recommendations relating to homelessness, the lack of affordable housing and people having access to appropriate services to assist them in securing housing for life.


Housing First

March 5, 2020

Housing First is an international model for housing and supporting people who have experienced long term and reoccurring homelessness and who face a range of complex challenges. It supports strategies to end homelessness and is a methodology for effectively assisting some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

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