Ending homelessness is good for the community

Ending homelessness improves lives.

When people are assisted to move back into a safe and secure home their mental and physical health improves and people often reconnect with employment, health services, education and community.

Young people reconnect with family and re-engage with school.

Ending homelessness strengthens the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Appropriate housing boosts recovery and keeps people safe and healthy when making the transition from healthcare and mental health facilities.

It contributes to successful outcomes for young people leaving care and enhances community re-integration for people leaving prison, preventing re-offending and re-incarceration. 

Ending homelessness reduces costs.

People become healthier and more stable in a safe home, which results in declining costs of frequent admissions to health and crisis services, as well as correctional and mental health facilitates.

 This cuts taxpayer costs on mainstream services and lightens pressure on already stressed systems.