Housing strategy to reduce homelessness
The NSW Government’s Housing Strategy 2041 will provide immediate support for people experiencing homelessness and commit to providing better housing across the state.
The NSW Government will seek vacant land and buildings to establish temporary supportive accommodation (TSA) to those in communities who need it the most.
The TSA will support people at risk of homelessness for up to two years, while longer housing solutions are planned.
The first-ever NSW Housing Strategy 2041 outlines a 20-year vision for better housing. The strategy will benefit people across the housing spectrum, from those without a home to those seeking housing that better suits their needs.
Key initiatives of the strategy include:
- establishing a cross-sector expert housing advisory panel to guide delivery of the strategy. This will increase collaboration across government and the housing sector
- better use of government-owned land and information to develop new housing types, tenures and delivery models
- strengthening relationships with local governments, the community housing sector and developers to trial new innovative housing solutions.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Housing Strategy 2041 will deliver improved outcomes immediately and into the future.
“We are developing a TSA discussion paper that will call on local governments, NGOs and the private sector to come to us with ideas to deliver additional TSA projects and to meet the Premier’s Priority of reducing homelessness by 50%,” Mrs Pavey said.