Posted 05-12-2023
Recent AAEH events: ending the year on a high note

The last few months of 2023 have been packed with a series of inspiring AAEH and Advance to Zero events across the country, including the Advance to Zero National Showcase in Brisbane, an in-person Learning Session in Melbourne and the inaugural Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness in Adelaide.

National Showcase

On October 8, the AAEH held our Advance to Zero National Showcase in Brisbane, and what an event it was. SAAEH Director and key event organiser, Liv Carusi, provided the following summary of the evening:

“Overlooking the spectacular river and city, over 70 people gathered at Rydges in Brisbane to break bread, enjoy one another’s company and discover new insights into our Advance to Zero efforts.

We kicked off the evening with inspiring words from Tom Dalton, CEO of Neami National, our major event sponsor. Tom encouraged everyone to take away new insights and consider joining the Advance to Zero movement.

David Pearson then shared discoveries and learnings from his recent Churchill Fellowship. He spoke about how ending homelessness is absolutely possible, and shared examples of where this has already occurred.

Presentations then followed by leaders from Brisbane Zero, Victoria (Launch Housing), South Australia (South Australian Alliance to End Homelessness and Adelaide Zero Project) and Western Australia (Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness).

A common thread in their messages:

  • Belief that ending homelessness is achievable.
  • Dedication to the Advance to Zero framework.
  • Local, community-driven collaboration.
  • Embracing learning from mistakes, without blame.
  • Sharing knowledge, resources, and celebrating each community's victories.

I take this opportunity to thank Ash and Tahlia from AAEH in providing vital event support, to all the presenters who showed up and do what they do best, to our major sponsor Neami National and event sponsor Micah Projects, and all the folks that gathered! It was a privilege to have supported this event.”

Leadership Academy

Throughout 2023, there have been many success points and highlights for our movement right around the country reflective of the commitment and dedication of folks towards our vision of ending homelessness. The inaugural 2023 Leadership Academy is one of our success points.

The program offered and delivered by Iain De Jong was designed to enrich, equip and provoke critical thinking about our individual and collective understanding of leadership and the place of leadership towards ending homelessness.

From the get-go, it was extremely pleasing to witness and be part of the story where delegates threw themselves into the program, from table discussions, larger group discussions, the networking and new connections made over the four days.

Beyond the Academy, an Academy information pack has been created, which provides a range of Academy resources, a Slack group has been established to continue the leadership discussions and four online leadership sessions will be offered in 2024 facilitated by Iain. AAEH is also committed, with Iain, to offer the Academy in 2025.

Iain has also shared with us how much he enjoyed the Academy experience. Thanks folks for making Iain’s time with us enjoyable.

Advance to Zero Learning Session

On October 25 and 26, 100 Advance to Zero community members, staff and sector allies gathered in Melbourne for our annual in-person Learning Session.

It was wonderful to see so many members of our movement gathered in the same room, sharing ideas and learning from each other. Across two days, we heard from presenters who spoke to a range of topics and provided updates on how their communities are progressing towards ending homelessness. There were moments of celebration for the progress that's been made so far, and opportunities for problem-solving, meeting new colleagues and working collaboratively.

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at the session. A huge thank you also goes out to Rian Watt and Erin Healy from Community Solutions for their brilliant work in facilitating the sessions and for making the trek to Australia from the United States. We can't wait to see you all next time!

Posted 11-10-2023
How communities around Australia are proving they can end homelessness

In the September newsletter, we celebrate a key Advance to Zero milestone achieved by Mandurah, share a new briefing document about how the Advance to Zero framework can support disaster resilience, and round up news from the sector.

Posted 29-05-2023
A win for WA and Jurassic Park wisdom

In our May newsletter, we review the new Federal Budget homelessness measures and share an exciting win from the Advance to Zero team in Geraldton.

Posted 24-03-2023
Census homelessness data reveals we can do better than this

In our latest newsletter, we examine the Census data on estimating homelessness and share some updates from around Australia.

Posted 13-02-2023
You're invited: Developing the AHVTT workshops

Help inform the development of a new Australian-specific homelessness assessment tool and catch up on some of the AAEH's recent advocacy updates in this newsletter update.

Posted 23-12-2022
We're hiring!

We're recruiting for four new positions to support the growing work of the AAEH and the WAAEH.

Posted 28-11-2022
November update

A few quick updates from AAEH, including recent news stories, our Homelessness Summit wrap-up and details about a new Chief Operating Officer position.

Posted 07-11-2022
Australian Zero Homelessness Summit resources

Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Australian Zero Homelessness Summit in October 2022. The week showcased the very possible systemic strategies that have ended homelessness internationally so communities can duplicate this success here in Australia.

As mentioned in the International Discussion Panel, the following resources might be of use:

All presentations from our speakers and panellists have been uploaded to a collated folder here:

We have also uploaded all of the photos taken at the conference to a Dropbox folder. Please feel free to share them on your social media using the hashtags #homelessnessissolvable and #zerosummit22:

Posted 22-08-2022
AtoZ Campaign Briefing wrap-up

Didn't get a chance to attend our AtoZ briefing? We've attached all the materials from the day in the email below.

Posted 11-07-2022
Australian Zero Homelessness Summit update

Early-bird registrations are now open for the inaugural Australian Zero Homelessness Summit.