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

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Posted 17-06-2020
AAEH Submission to the Inquiry into the Homelessness in Australia

12 June 2020

"Homelessness is a policy choice. It will be the actions of policy makers that enables Australia to not just manage, or even reduce homelessness – but to end it for individuals, population groups, communities and ultimately all of Australia."

This submission sets out:

  • Part A - Our response and views on the impacts of COVID-19 on rough sleeping homelessness.
  • Part B - The policies needed to end rough sleeping homelessness in Australia.
  • Part C - Further background on the AAEH, our international partners and our work.
  • Part D - How we have adapted the Zero Homelessness Methodology to support its implementation in Australia.
  • Part E – Additional advice regarding specific Committee terms of reference.
Posted 09-06-2020
50 lives 50 Homes: A Housing First Response to Ending Homelessness in Perth

The third report evaluating the 50 lives and 50 Homes program in Perth. The program is the first Housing First response to ending homelessness in Western Australia and is delivered by more than 30 organisations from the community, housing, health and justice sectors.

For the last four years, 50 lives 50 homes has been housing and providing wrap-around support to Perth’s most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness, while also creating opportunities for them to connect and participate with their communities for a safe and meaningful life.

Posted 02-06-2020
Homes beyond COVID: Let’s get the job done

A Sustainable response to Rough Sleeping, Winter 2020.

There has never been a better time to end rough sleeping homelessness in Australia than right now.

As we know, we are not through this crisis yet and to get the job done we need a sustainable COVID-19 response to rough sleeping homelessness. This paper sets out what we think that should look like.

Posted 07-04-2020
Australian Health, Housing and Homelessness Network (A3HN) factsheet

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

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.