Friday, 14 August 2009 15:05

Inquiry into Homelessness Legislation

The UnitingCare network is one of the largest providers of community services in Australia providing services to more than 2 million Australians each year, employing 35,000 staff and 24,000 volunteers nationally. It provides services to children, young people and families, people with disabilities, and older Australians, in urban, rural and remote communities.

UnitingCare Australia believes a secure, affordable and appropriate place to live is fundamental to a decent life. A reasonable standard of housing, with secure tenure, is closely associated with positive health and wellbeing outcomes. Individuals with secure housing are well placed to participate in a positive way in employment, education and community activities. In contrast, people who have low incomes, people who are homeless, or people in precarious forms of housing are more likely to enter and remain in a cycle of low income and poverty. UnitingCare Australia believes that all people should have the chance to live in a place that supports opportunities for meaningful involvement in community, work and education.

Additional Info

  • Submitted to: Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth
  • Regarding: Homelessness legislation
  • Date Submitted: Friday, 14 August 2009
  • Contact Name: UnitingCare Australia
  • Contact Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact Phone: 02 6249 6717
  • Policy area(s): Homelessness