Media Releases

Decades of success recognised for Youth Homelessness Matters Day

On any given night in Australia approximately 116,427 Australians are homeless, almost one quarter of these are young people aged 12-24 years. Family breakdown often forces young people to couch surf or street homelessness, and at a time when stress levels are high and Australians are being urged to stay home the Federal Government’s successful Reconnect Program has never been more important.

New affordable accommodation for Tasmanians with disability

More Tasmanians will have access to social housing with the opening today of the first of 27 new specially designed homes for people with disability. The $6 million accommodation package, produced in conjunction with the Supported Affordable Accommodation Trust, is part of the Morrison Government’s commitments under the Hobart City Deal.

Safe Places grants now open

The Morrison Government is today calling for organisations to apply for $60 million worth of grants to expand emergency accommodation across Australia under our record commitment to keep women and children safe. Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services Luke Howarth said the funding would deliver up to 450 additional safe places for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

Digital housing platform launches in WA

Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services, Luke Howarth has today joined with Hygge Community life in Perth for the launch of Home Hub.

Work underway for 100 new affordable homes under the Hobart City Deal

Work will soon start on constructing more than 100 new affordable purpose-built homes under the Morrison Government’s Hobart City Deal after three capital works contracts were signed.

Launch of Homelessness Week

Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services, Luke Howarth, today launched Homelessness Week in Hobart.

Assistant Minister Luke Howarth to spend night on the Brisbane’s streets for CEO Sleepout

The Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services Luke Howarth will spend 20 June at the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Brisbane Powerhouse. Along with almost 200 CEOs and business leaders, the Assistant Minister will help raise funds for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.