Homelessness becoming concentrated in Sydney and Melbourne, study finds

May 30, 2019 - News - The Guardian

Australia’s homeless are becoming increasingly concentrated in the nation’s capital cities, particularly Sydney and Melbourne, according to a comprehensive study that tracks the changing geography of the problem over 15 years.

A report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (Ahuri), released on Thursday, said the proportion of people experiencing homelessness in capital cities had increased from 48% to 63% over the period studied, 2001 to 2016.

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PAYCE foundation pledges $400,000 to end street sleeping

May 30, 2019

The PAYCE Foundation will be the founding funding partner in NSW to a global program which aims to halve street sleeping across the State by 2025.

The $400,000, two-year agreement with the Act to End Street Sleeping Collaboration was announced at its Leaders Symposium in Sydney this week.


City of Sydney acts to end street sleeping

Feb 13, 2019

Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich MP today announced their support for the Premier’s Joint Collaboration to end street homelessness. They called for the state government to increase the supply of social housing and offered the collaboration some very practical assistance. 

The City of Sydney has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with the State Government and the Institute of Global Homelessness to progress the targets, providing $100,000 in seed funding to St Vincent De Paul Society NSW to set up the institute’s headquarters in Sydney.

BREAKING NEWS: Sydney gets started on ending street sleeping

Feb 13, 2019

On 13 February 2019 politicians, policy makers and practitioners met at Parliament House where NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian announced the joint commitment between the Institute of Global Homelessness, City of Sydney, NSW Government and the sector’s leading NGOs to a collaboration and targets to end street sleeping.

Blair’s ex-homeless czar wants Pope, Vatican to lead the fight

Nov 5, 2108 - News - Crux

LONDON - Visitors from around the world come to Trafalgar Square to admire famed works of art in the National Gallery, the towering Lord Nelson column, and to get a glimpse of Big Ben at the end of Whitehall. Yet for Dame Louise Casey, who served as Britain’s homelessness czar under Tony Blair, she wants passersby to look past things, and at the people.

Champions of social change from across sectors join forces to end homelessness

Oct 30, 2018 - News - Mission Australia

A new approach to Collective Social Leadership to solve homelessness is underway. Today, Australian Red Cross, Centre for Social Impact, Mission Australia, and PwC Australia announced they have joined forces under a new collaboration project known as The Constellation Project.

The high cost of rental housing in regional NSW

Oct 12, 2018 - News - Everybody’s Home

The Coast’s lack of affordable rental accommodation is a key driver of household poverty and homelessness, and the situation is unlikely to improve until more housing is available for people on lower incomes.


Dame Louise Casey DBE CB, Institute of Global Homelessness Advisory Commitee Chair.

Over the last 17 years Dame Louise Casey has been instrumental in the development of a number of bespoke social policy programs for Government. Drawing on her experiences leading a homeless charity shelter, Dame Louise has consistently delivered brave and innovative solutions to long standing social problems ranging from homelessness to anti-social behaviour to troubled families...


Vinnies Housing Summit

Apr 18, 2018 - News - St Vincent de Paul Society

For far too many people, the cost of living in our State is impossible. We know that for people on low incomes, all it takes is a sudden crisis like getting sick or losing your job and you can lose your home..