$1 billion homeless boost
ROUGH sleepers, young people and victims of domestic violence at risk of becoming homeless are set to receive tailored support to find stability and improve their lives under the State Government’s Homelessness Strategy.
The 2018 NSW budget will commit $1 billion towards homelessness services over the next four years to support new and existing initiatives.
The new funding over four years includes $20 million for homelessness social impact investment, $10.6 million for sustaining tenancies support by addressing complex needs such as mental health and drug and alcohol issues and $9.1 million for additional transitional accommodation.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the strategy would help give people choices, restore their dignity and ensure they “live happier and more secure.”
“Our Homelessness Strategy will ensure we are supporting people early to prevent homelessness, reaching out to rough sleepers proactively to get them housed and addressing complex issues such as mental health and drug and alcohol abuse,” she said.