The road home: a national approach to reducing homelessness

White Paper
Housing Homelessness Rough sleepers Australia
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This white paper sets the strategic agenda for reducing homelessness to 2020. Its goals are to halve overall homelessness and offer supported accommodation to all rough sleepers who need it. According to the paper, future effort and investment should occur in three strategies of:

1. Turning Off the Tap: Services will intervene early to prevent homelessness.
2. Improving and expanding services which aim to end homelessness: Services will be more connected, integrated and responsive to achieve sustainable housing, improve social and economic participation and end homelessness for their clients.
3. Breaking the Cycle: People who become homeless will move quickly through crisis system into stable housing with the support they need so that homelessness does not recur.

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