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A HomeSeeker Package could end homelessness in Australia for good

David Pearson, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 -  Ending rough sleeping homelessness is not a pipe-dream – but it needs leadership, writes David Pearson, CEO of the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness.     During the COVID-19

If not now, when?

Karyn Walsh, Monday, 3rd August 2020 -  COVID-19 has made visible the extent of couch surfing and rough sleeping in Australia, and brought about an increase in homelessness as more people are faced with unemployment and

Push for national COVID-19 response to address rough sleeping

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  Homelessness groups say COVID-19 community transmission could rise if rough sleepers are put back on the street                                                                                  Thousands of rough sleepers who have been temporarily sheltered

Ending homelessness in a crisis?

David Pearson, Thursday, 16th April 2020 -  What is happening right now across Australia shows that rapid progress is possible, if the will is there, and if the work to understand the true nature of the problem has been done, writes

‘We can’t go back to the way things were’: COVID-19 shifts homelessness response

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 8th April 2020 -  Community groups say support must continue for those experiencing homelessness after the COVID-19 crisis ends              The coronavirus pandemic provides an opportunity to get the nation’s

Australia’s housing crisis is everyone’s problem

Olivia Killeen, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  Unpacking this year’s Homelessness Week theme “housing ends homelessness”, Olivia Killeen, Sacred Heart Mission’s social policy officer, explains why a myriad of services and

NSW Pledges to Halve Rough Sleepers by 2025

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to halve the number of people sleeping rough across the state by 2025, but homelessness advocates warn this cannot be done without

The Hidden Suffering of Women Sleeping Rough Revealed

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  Australian women sleeping rough are suffering significantly higher rates of serious medical conditions like cancer, diabetes and asthma compared to male rough sleepers, according

Victorian Government Unveils Homelessness Action Plan

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th January 2018 -  Increased support will be given to the 1,100 Victorians sleeping rough every night, with the state government launching a $45 million homelessness action plan.           The Homelessness

Homelessness Sector Welcomes Melbourne’s New ‘Protocol’ on Rough Sleepers

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th September 2017 -    The City of Melbourne has moved away from introducing new by-laws, which include penalties to keep rough sleepers from city streets, in a decision welcomed by the homelessness

Rapid Housing Project Proves A Success for Vulnerable Rough Sleepers

Lina Caneva, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Rapid housing and support using a collective impact model was the key to addressing the complex needs of vulnerable rough sleepers, according to a new study. A new report has examined

Council Backs CBD Camping Ban

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  Melbourne City Council has endorsed a controversial ban on public camping in the city centre in an emotion-charged meeting on Tuesday night, despite strong advice against the move
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