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The Foundation has a long history of engagement with homelessness issues.

Zero Project - Adelaide

The Zero Project is modelled on the highly successful Built for Zero campaign in the United States. Further information can be found on the Community Solutions websiteLink to external website.

The Zero Project is supported by the Institute of Global Homelessness. More information can be found about them here Link to external website

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.

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.

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.

Don Dunstan Foundation

Level 8, 115 Grenfell St
SA 5005 Australia


Phone: +61 8 8313 3364

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