The COVID-19 pandemic presents many challenges for all Australians, particularly those who are homeless or without access to stable accommodation. In the Northern Territory, substantial efforts have been made to assist people to return to country and this has significantly reduced the number of people
As the Territory's peak body for affordable housing and homelessness, we comment publicly on a broad range of issues and priorities relating to housing, homelessness, tenancy issues, rental affordability and funding for specialist services.
More and more people are seeking support from specialist homelessness services in the NT, while fewer people over the past 12 months have been supported into housing, says affordable housing and homelessness peak body NT Shelter. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)’s 2019
1,100 delegates will be in Darwin this week for the National Housing Conference, providing a much needed focus on Australia’s growing deficit in social and affordable housing and, importantly, the unique housing and homelessness challenges faced in the Territory, according to peak bodies NT Shelter
Today’s Northern Territory Budget 2019-20 sets out a strong housing infrastructure program, including substantial investment in remote housing, but successful outcomes in these areas will be compromised by a reduction in funding for front line services, according to peak body for affordable housing and homelessness
Despite strong evidence of chronic underfunding and rising client demand for services, homelessness and affordable housing organisations will be among the hardest hit by the Northern Territory Government’s Budget Repair announcement today. “Front-line services” will be reduced by 1% per annum, however homeless services providers