Effective supports and responses
The causes of homelessness are complex and its impacts play out differently for each individual. While providing housing and support are critical, people experiencing homelessness have different needs and circumstances.
We will ensure people experiencing homelessness have access to affordable housing and tailored, flexible support to meet their needs.
- Provide an additional 120 housing places for people sleeping rough across NSW, including 90 places in inner Sydney and a further 30 places in regional locations.
- Increase ‘core and cluster’ models for families experiencing domestic and family violence. These are sets of individual units in a single location together with office/workers’ spaces and communal areas for residents, giving women and children more privacy.
- Provide access to accommodation and education for young people through a purpose-built Youth Foyer in central Sydney. This will offer young people leaving out-of-home care a safe and affordable place to live while they engage in education, training and employment.
- Establish Staying Home Leaving Violence in five new sites. This is an initiative that aims to prevent homelessness by working with NSW Police to remove the perpetrator from the family home so that women and children can remain safely in the home.