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Research, Strategies and reports for workers in the homelessness sector.
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
- Albert Einstein
The Housing Strategy will provide pathways to safe, secure and affordable housing by supporting and accelerating a program of new construction, precinct development and more flexible and responsive housing services.
This means improved outcomes across the entire housing continuum – better approaches to homelessness, smarter provision of social housing, enhanced access to private rentals, and pathways into home ownership.
NYCH was formed to end youth homelessness and create youth housing solutions. The NYCH Constitution outlines the objects of the Coalition as:
- To make representation to, and where appropriate, co-operate with governments and other relevant organisations at Local, State, Federal and International levels in the pursuit of these objects;
- To co-ordinate action around the issues of youth and housing, and other related issues;
- To undertake research related to youth housing; and
- To facilitate the development of a national youth housing policy.
Homelessness Australia (HA) is the national peak body for homelessness in Australia.
Homelessness Australia was defunded by the Federal Government in 2015 and now has neither an office nor paid staff.
HA now provides its services on a voluntary basis and with the support of members.
The specialist homelessness services 2016–17 web report is the sixth annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC).
It describes the characteristics of clients of specialist homelessness services, the services requested, outcomes achieved, and unmet requests for services during 2016–17.
Our mission is to develop high-quality, policy-relevant research for better housing and urban outcomes.
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is a national independent research network with an expert not-for-profit research management company, AHURI Limited, at its centre.
In 1987, after consulting with a wide range of individuals and organisations attempting to assist homeless children, analysing current policy directions and surveying the available literature, the Commission decided that there was a clear need for a national inquiry into homelessness as it affects children and young people. It was clear to the Commission that a large number of Australian children were being denied these fundamental human rights.
The National Youth Commission Inquiry into Youth Homelessness in 2007 was an independent community inquiry funded by the Caledonia Foundation.
The NYC held 21 days of hearings in all states and territories, heard evidence from 319 individuals, received 91 written submissions including from seven government departments and held four policy forums to discuss policy issues and solutions.