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Tag: Homelessness

Safe and Connected Youth pilot keeps young people off the streets

The Safe and Connected Youth pilot has reduced the risk of homelessness for all participating young people, an evaluation shows.

Calls for Federal ‘financial firepower’ to curb worsening ACT housing crisis

Homelessness is predicted to rise by 7.8% in the ACT this year, and housing stress will increase by 23.7%, according to new figures from Everybody’s Home.

Social housing second lowest budget priority

Social housing and homelessness services were a key election platform for the ACT Greens, but after a parliamentary agreement promise and roadmap to increase supply and services, the over-whelmed sector has received...

Community sector welcomes government homelessness spend but says more is needed

The pre-budget spending announcements are coming thick and fast ahead of next Tuesday’s ACT Budget; with the government allocating homelessness services their first $2 million of a promised $18 million over the...

Spotlight on Sean: ‘The Big Issue’ vendor week edition out now

In 2019 after Sean’s third time experiencing homelessness, he became a vendor for The Big Issue and found a home. From sleeping in a swag behind the Woden Hospital, Sean walked to his...

More Canberra volunteers needed for Orange Sky

Orange Sky is calling on locals to step up and volunteer to run the charity’s mobile laundry and shower services for people experiencing homelessness in Canberra. Operating in Canberra since April 2016,...

Zango turns purple for a good cause

Local property platform Zango is harnessing the power of community and painting the town purple for a good cause.

Partnerships to aid LGBTIQ+ homelessness

A new partnership between Havelock Housing Association and Meridian will address a gap in homelessness services for the sex and gender diverse community in Canberra.

JobSeeker cuts to impact over 1,000 Canberra jobs

Cutting the JobSeeker rate on 25 September could result in a loss of up to 1,120 full-time equivalent jobs in Canberra, according to a recent study.

Same duds, no suds for ‘the Sudsy Challenge’

A local volunteer will be donning the same orange T-shirt for at least three days next month, in a bid to raise awareness and start conversations about homelessness in the ACT and...

Homelessness Week highlights lack of suitable housing in ACT

This year, Homelessness Week, comes in the midst of a recession and pandemic that’s wreaked havoc on both the health and financial wellbeing of many.

COVID response proves homelessness is a solvable problem

Canberrans who sought support for homelessness during the coronavirus were more likely now than before the pandemic to find temporary or permanent housing, due to an increase in government resources and a...
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