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Social housing left high and dry in 2020 Budget

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Housing and homelessness advocates say this year’s budget was a “missed opportunity”.  Dreams of a social housing-led economy recovery have been dashed in this year’s federal budget,

Federal government urged to boost social housing investment

Luke Michael, Monday, 31st August 2020 -  Advocates say investing in this area would help rebuild Australia as it recovers from the economic impacts of the pandemic  National housing and homelessness peak bodies have issued

Heatmaps show homelessness in Australia does not discriminate

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd August 2020 -  Homelessness groups warn more social housing is needed to cope with a surge in unemployment due to COVID  New interactive heatmaps have been released showing how widespread homelessness

Drastic Increase in Couchsurfing Amongst Older Women

Lina Caneva, Monday, 7th August 2017 -  Couchsurfing amongst older women has almost doubled in four years, according to new figures released as part of national Homelessness Week (Monday 7 to Friday 11 August). According…

Turnbull Government Extends Funding for Homelessness Services

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 9th December 2016 -  Community organisations welcomed the Turnbull government’s 12-month extension of the $117 million homelessness partnership, but said there was still a long way to go. In a joint

Organisations Unite to Save Vital Homelessness Services

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Hundreds of welfare organisations have united to call on the prime minister to avert a “human, economic and policy disaster” by saving key homelessness programs which are being threatened

NFPs Take Fight for Homelessness Funding to Canberra

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 10th November 2016 -  A delegation of housing and homelessness not for profits delivered a petition from 40,000 Australians to the federal government, calling for urgent action to avoid the looming funding

Campaign to Make Sure Homelessness Counts in the Census

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 4th August 2016 -  Not for Profits, led by Homelessness Australia, are campaigning to ensure that homeless people are included in the 2016 census so the severity of the issue is accurately represented.…

Homelessness Peak Prepares to Close its Doors

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  The national peak body for homelessness services, Homelessness Australia, is preparing to close its headquarters after the Federal Government stopped its funding for 2016. The…

Opinion

Are Homelessness Services Essential Services?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  As the national peak body for homelessness in Australia prepares to close its doors due to federal defunding, the out-going CEO of Homelessness Australia, Glenda Stevens, asks if

EVOLVING CHAIR: Keeping Homelessness on the Government’s Agenda

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 24th September 2015 -  Urging the Federal Government to be a leader in addressing homelessness issues especially around funding and policy formation is a key challenge for the Board of Homelessness Australia.

Tune In Now – Toolkit for Homelessness Workers

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th June 2014 -  A guide about depression and anxiety for people who work with homeless men has been launched nationally. The toolkit, called Tune In Now, was created by Homelessness Australia in…
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