The Australian Government, in close collaboration with state and territory governments, is developing a National Housing and Homelessness Plan, to help more Australians access safe and affordable housing.
The Plan will set out a shared national vision to improve housing outcomes and help address homelessness in Australia and identify reforms needed across the responsibilities of different levels of government to achieve this vision. It will identify key short, medium and long-term reforms needed to improve outcomes across the housing spectrum and address homelessness.
The Australian Government is seeking feedback on what the Plan should cover. Consultations will invite members of the public and the sector to complete guided, short-form questions. You may also provide a submission based on a series of discussion questions included in the Issues Paper.
The Issues Paper provides a brief overview of some of the known issues in different parts of the housing and homelessness systems. It poses a series of discussion questions to give people an opportunity to provide the Government with feedback on whether these issues align with their experience. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the plan through consultations held online and across the country.
If you would like to receive updates on consultation opportunities and receive information about the progress of the Plan, you can subscribe for updates at https://engage.dss.gov.au/developing-the-national-housing-and-homelessness-plan
How to get involved
Provide feedback to help inform the National Housing and Homelessness Plan through an online submission or completing guided, short-form questions at: https://engage.dss.gov.au/developing-the-national-housing-and-homelessness-plan/
You can also submit written feedback:
• Via email: HousingandHomelessnessPlan@dss.gov.au
• Via post: National Housing and Homelessness Plan Department of Social Services GPO Box 9820 Canberra ACT 2601
For additional support, including requests for language translations of the Issues Paper, email: HousingandHomelessnessPlan@dss.gov.au
This public consultation will close at 11:59 pm AEST on Friday, 22 September 2023. To subscribe to receive updates on upcoming consultation opportunities and information about the progress of the Plan, visit: www.engage.dss.gov.au/developing-the-national-housing-and-homelessness-plan/