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2018 Homelessness Conference

Sharing Solutions to End Homelessness

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8 August | Adelaide Convention Centre

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Homelessness Conference program will profile emerging local, national and global trends on housing and homelessness. This year’s theme, Sharing Solutions to End Homelessness, explores innovative ways the public, community and private sectors can work together to address homelessness and the current vulnerabilities that people face. Special rates apply for students.

This conference also provides an opportunity to hear updates on the Adelaide Zero Project, which has moved into the Implementation Phase and aims to achieve Functional Zero street homelessness in the inner city by the end of 2020. Against a backdrop of rising homelessness in Australia, Adelaide now has a unique opportunity to lead the country in finding solutions to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

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Program Overview

Conference presenters and panel members include nationally and internationally acclaimed service providers and practitioners, policy and decision makers, innovators and academics. Interactive sessions will provide opportunities for discussion, learning and exchange of ideas.

A detailed program will be available soon.

Professor Marah Curtis

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

Since 2012, Marah has been on faculty in the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she is an Associate Professor.  Marah is also a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty.  She studies how differences in housing conditions and the structure of income-conditioned benefits affect wellbeing. Her research focus on housing is grounded in the recognition that this essential resource is imperative in securing the health and functioning of families. Current projects include serving as an academic partner on the Healthy Housing Initiative with the goal to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income residents and influence policies to create housing affordability, stability and quality.

Sally Hines

The Big Issue (AUS)

Sally Hines is the Chief Operating Officer of The Big Issue. Homes 4 Homes is a new social enterprise by The Big Issue that will help raise an ongoing supply of new funding through property transactions to generate more social and affordable housing. Homes 4 Homes is a community-wide solution bringing together banks, legal firms, property stakeholders, developers, community housing providers and the government to increase the supply of housing in Australia.

Other speakers

Further speakers will be announced as the program is finalised.

Don Dunstan Foundation

Level 8, 115 Grenfell St
SA 5005 Australia


Phone: +61 8 8313 3364
ABN: 14 614 345 149

Registered Charity

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