This week marks National Homelessness Week and is an opportunity for Australians to reflect on the hardships faced by members of our community.
All states and territories have now provided their annual Statements of Assurance, as required under the Australian Government’s $1.6 billion National Housing and Homelessness Agreement, giving community an indication of how each jurisdiction is addressing homelessness.
Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services Luke Howarth will spend tonight couchsurfing as part of the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout. The event raises funds for crisis accommodation, food, healthcare, counselling, employment and support to find a permanent home for people across the country.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services, Luke Howarth, today launched Homelessness Week in Hobart.
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.