Brisbane city during 50 Lives 50 Homes registry week in June 2010. Photography: Patrick Hamilton.

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Posted 07-04-2020
Australian Network for Health, Housing and Homelessness (ANH3) factsheet

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) is seeking to establish the Australian Network for Health, Housing and Homelessness to improve the health and housing outcomes of people experiencing homelessness in Australia.

Posted 30-03-2020
Advance to Zero: Campaign Briefing

March 2020

AAEH is seeking to implement an Advance to Zero campaign - a national movement of communities working together to permanently house and support Australia’s most vulnerable people starting with rough sleeping – including individuals, families, and children living in cars, squats, motels and cycling through short-term accommodation options.

The campaign supports community-based efforts to build public support for ending homelessness and political support for renewed Commonwealth and State investment in housing, support services and healthcare for the most vulnerable.

The campaign is inspired by 100,000 Homes campaign in the United States and the 20,0O0 Homes campaign in Canada and has been adapted to work in the Australian Context.

Posted 20-01-2020
Ending Homelessness - Australian Alliance to End Homelessness Agenda

It is our belief that we could end homelessness in Australia by building a system whereby any individuals, women and children, and families who experience homelessness for any reason it should be rare brief and non-reoccurring.

Posted 19-01-2020
Leaving No-one Behind – A National Policy for Health Equity, Housing and Homelessness

Participants from a national health, homelessness and vulnerably housed roundtable call for the development of a national policy on health equity housing and homelessness to ensure that no one is left behind. We need to by provide access to timely and appropriate services that can meet the multiple psycho-social and health needs of vulnerable groups.

Despite having a universal health system, not all Australians enjoy health equity. Physical and mental health outcomes in this country follow a social gradient, which means the higher up the social scale a person is, the better their health outcomes and overall life expectancy.

Posted 03-12-2019
Adelaide Zero Project Implementation Plan 2018 - 2020: Ending street homelessness in the inner city

This Plan sets out the next steps in the development of the project, the timeline for key activities and, crucially, which organisations will take responsibility for delivering the various elements of the Project.

Published February 2018.

This Implementation Plan is a starting point. One of the core components of the whole project is continuous improvement. To that end this will not be a static document; it will continue to evolve and be refined and that is why we have called it Version 1.0. In particular the mechanism documents that underpin the Plan will become the responsibility of the lead agencies nominated. They will update these and develop them further to ensure they support the Adelaide Zero Project goal of ending homelessness among people sleeping rough in Adelaide’s inner city.

Posted 03-12-2019
A Tool Kit for Local Government

Authors: Felicity Prance, Andrew Beer and Sandy Horne, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Adelaide, 2013

The Tool Kit aims to provide councils with an introduction to the ways local governments can reconsider their engagement with homelessness and build more effective responses.

These guidelines are especially designed for those councils who do not have significant experience in this area, as well as those wishing to expand their engagement with the homelessness sector. The strategies suggested here are informed by best practice nationally and internationally, however, the Tool Kit does not intend to comprehensively document all best practice initiatives. We have attempted to ensure that the usefulness of this Tool Kit is not compromised over time or changing policy contexts.

Posted 05-06-2019
Moving from Charity to Justice in Our Work to End Homelessness

"What would it take to end homelessness— to make it an experience that rarely happens, and when it does, is quickly resolved with the right help so that it doesn’t happen again? ... Do we stay on the path of slow evolution or choose transformation?"

An article by Rosanne Haggerty, May 2019.

Haggerty, Rosanne (2019) "Moving from Charity to Justice in Our Work to End Homelessness, "Journal of Vincentian Social Action:Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 6.

Posted 23-08-2018
Getting to Proof Points

Getting to Proof Points: Key learning from the first three years of the 'Built for Zero' initiative.

A Report by Community Solutions on how end veteran and chronic homelessness in the USA, March 2018.

Built for Zero (formerly Zero: 2016) is a rigorous national change effort working to help a core group of committed communities end veteran and chronic homelessness in the USA. Coordinated by Community Solutions, the national effort supports participants in developing real time data on homelessness, optimising local housing resources, tracking progress against monthly goals, and accelerating the spread of proven strategies.

Posted 23-08-2018
Retiring into Poverty

A national plan for change: increasing housing security for older women.

Produced by the National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group, August 2018

"Australia and its jurisdictions need a tailored response that raises policy to the forefront in regard to the issue of older women and their financial and housing insecurity and the impact of financial and housing insecurity on their health, wellbeing, participation and independence."

Posted 03-08-2018
The Western Australian Strategy to End Homelessness

The WA Alliance to End Homelessness is committed to ending homelessness in WA. This outcome will only be achieved through a whole of society response.

The Western Australian Strategy to End Homelessness has been developed by the Alliance following an 18-month community campaign bringing together contributions of many people from homelessness services, those experiencing homelessness, funders of services and members of the community.