Homelessness

Because everyone should have a safe and secure home.
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Our Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides free legal advice and representation to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Homelessness priorities

We protect the rights of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and help people avoid or exit homelessness. We support advocates with lived experience to drive change and tackle systemic barriers that prevent people from having a safe, secure and healthy home.

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HPLS Women’s Service

Specialised legal help and associated support

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Homelessness and human rights

Tackling the drivers of homelessness

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StreetCare

A voice for people experiencing homelessness

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Homeless Persons’ Legal Service

Free legal help and advocacy for housing rights

News and resources

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StreetCare member Tony Pierce discusses the need to gather more data about the deaths of people who have been homeless.
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Members of our lived experience advocacy group attended the redevelopment work at Macquarie Street.
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With rental affordability at its highest point in 17 years, NSW tenants are facing a housing crisis. The continuation of no-grounds evictions exacerbates this issue. Across the state, landlords still
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In the Law Society Journal, we explained how the legal issues faced by people experiencing homelessness often reflect the transient and sometimes chaotic nature of their lives.
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PIAC made a submission to the inquiry into the worsening rental crisis in Australia conducted by the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs. We also appeared at the NSW hearing
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PIAC made a submission to the NSW Department of Customer Service’s ‘Improving NSW Rental Laws’ consultation paper. Reform of tenancy legislation is urgently needed to provide a fair and transparent

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