The National Housing and Homelessness Agreement begins this month and replaces the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) and the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). As each state and territory sign the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA), the documents are loaded on to the Council of Federal Financial Relations website and a copy of the […]
The first national longitudinal study of homelessness in Australia, The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 has now been released and tracks key data on rates and types of homelessness in Australia and sets a benchmark for action on Australia’s housing crisis. Launch Housing commissioned the Monitor in conjunction with the University of NSW Sydney and the University of […]
This report ‘Perceptions of Homelessness in Australia‘ has just been released by Wesley Mission and although it is NSW based it has some significant insights about the general perceptions of people experiencing homelessness. The 2016 Census figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which showed a marked increase in the number of people […]
ProBono Australia have produced an interesting article outlining a presentation made at the recent Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) conference about the intersection between NDIS and people experiencing homelessness. It’s well worth a read, along with reading the detailed PowerPoint slideshow by the presenter, Joseph Conellan on the CHIA website.
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has released two brief papers examining the changes in characteristics that make up the community of Australian people experiencing homelessness by comparing census data from the 2011 and 2016. How has homelessness changed between 2011-2016? Where has homelessness increased in Australia?
New Census data revealing a 13.6% increase in homelessness demonstrates just how far Australia has to go to solve this devastating issue. “This is a wake up call to all Australians,” VCOSS CEO Emma King said. “A bipartisan, coordinated, compassionate and sustained multi-prong response is desperately needed.” In Victoria the data shows an 11.2% increase […]
Sometimes waiting is worth it, see this heart warming news story from ‘The Age’.
The Council to Homeless Persons have released a statement outlining their response to the State Government’s new ‘Rough Sleeping Action Plan’. The response from CHP is positive and you can read their full announcement here.
Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness 13th Jan 2018 The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce more than […]
A good news story featuring Wayne Robinson, who has journeyed through homelessness to becoming a successful artist.