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NSW Homelessness Action Plan Evaluation Reports

The NSW Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) set the direction for statewide reform of the homelessness services sector over the five years 2009–2014. The plan focused on three key strategic directions:

  • Preventing homelessness: to ensure people never become homeless
  • Responding effectively to homelessness: to ensure people who are homeless receive effective responses so they don’t become entrenched in the system
  • Breaking the cycle: to ensure people who have been homeless do not become homeless again.

As part of the HAP, a range of homelessness support projects were funded under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness 2009–2013 and through NSW Government funding.

The NSW HAP Evaluation Strategy was designed to assess the impact of these projects in achieving better outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The strategy was also designed to gather evidence of effective responses and identify lessons to be considered in the future response to homelessness in NSW.

The evaluation reports cover the three inter-related components of the strategy:

  • Self-evaluations – gather performance information about each of the HAP projects across key areas and the views of practitioners about the effectiveness of their projects.
  • Extended evaluations – analyse and draw conclusions about the effectiveness of 15 selected projects and the approaches to addressing homelessness that those projects represent.
  • HAP Strategy Summary – synthesises the findings from the self-evaluations and extended evaluations as well as other evaluations on HAP activities.

Summary reports

Reports on projects for people at risk of eviction

Reports on projects for people exiting institutions

Report on youth hub project

Reports on projects for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence

Reports on long-term housing and support projects

Evidence Notes: Summaries of HAP evaluation findings

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