The Foundation has a long history of engagement with homelessness issues.
Zero Project - Adelaide
The Zero Project is a highly successful movement of cities across the USA, working to end chronic homelessness by setting a goal of functional zero homelessness.
The Don Dunstan Foundation is looking to help lead a coalition of organisations and individuals who would like to see Adelaide commit to becoming one of the first Zero Project cities outside the US.
Listen to Rosanne Haggerty (Community Solutions, USA) describe the Zero Project at the 2016 Addressing Homelessness Conference.
Read more about the Zero Project - Adelaide here.
If you are interested in being involved in this project in any way please contact us.
National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness
Almost a decade ago the Dunstan Foundation played a pivotal role in advancing research and policy on affordable housing with Dunstan Fellow, Professor Julian Disney who, along with others, developed the key elements of the National Affordable Housing Agreement, now known as the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). This agreement was adopted by the state and Commonwealth Governments at the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) in 2008 and provides the framework for the states and the Commonwealth government to work together to improve housing affordability and homelessness outcomes for Australians.
Addressing Homelessness Conference
In 2014, the Dunstan Foundation partnered with the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) to present the inaugural Addressing Homelessness Conference. The then Director of CHURP , Professor Andrew Beer, played a crucial role in shaping the topic and content of this important conference. This conference is now an annual event held during National Homelessness Prevention Week.
In combination with the inaugural conference the Dunstan Foundation convened a Round Table of leaders and decision makers in the homelessness and affordable housing sector, to start a conversation and to gain a shared understanding and view of the future, including further collaborative ventures to reduce homelessness. The Dunstan Foundation hopes to continue providing an independent, non-partisan environment for these discussions to occur so that they can influence future policy and practice.