Housing & Homelessness

Increasing affordable housing and reducing homelessness is a complex challenge with no single solution.

The City has a range of services and programs to assist people who are experiencing homelessness, as well as policies to encourage the creation of new affordable housing.

We have a goal to end long-term homelessness in our area by 2017, with several major projects underway that aim to find homes for people in long-term homelessness while acting to assist people in immediate need.

The City has a dedicated homelessness unit, as well as public space liaison officers who help ensure vulnerable people have access to the support that they need. Our biannual street count provides valuable information about our the number of people sleeping rough in our area.

Safe and affordable housing is a basic human right. It is also fundamental to an inclusive, dynamic and sustainable city. The City is working in partnership with community groups and other levels of government to address the chronic shortage of affordable housing in inner Sydney.

We co-ordinate the Meals on Wheels program, prooviding more than 5,000 nutritious meals every month to residents who are unable to shop for, or prepare their own meals.

There are many organisations in the local area committed to helping people experiencing homelessness. You can view the City's volunteer and goods donation directory if you would like to offer your time or some non-perishable items to one of these groups.

 

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