International Initiatives

Homelessness is an issue for many, if not all, countries. There are similarities in the populations of those who experience homelessness and also differences that reflect differences in economic, social, and legislative policies and practices in different countries.

Australia shares similarities and differences with other countries in regards to homelessness. Analysing programs and responses from other regions can raise questions about Australian responses and their appropriateness and effectiveness, and offer alternative approaches.

Follow the links below to find out more about International Initiatives on homelessness:

Calgary Homeless Foundation (Canada)

Canadian Homelessness Research Network (Canada)

Homelessness Partnering Strategy (Canada)

The Homeless Hub (Canada)

Communities and Local Government (England)

Homeless Link (England)

FEANTSA (Europe)

Blueprint to End Homelessness (USA)

Community Solutions (USA)

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USA)

National Alliance to End Homelessness (USA)

Homelessness: Fragmentation and Overlap in Programs Highlight the Need to Identify, Assess, and Reduce Inefficiences (USA)

Homelessness Strategy for Northern Ireland 2012-17 (Northern Ireland)

International Homelessness Policy Review (Wales)

The Copeland Housing Strategy 2011 to 2015 (UK)


More information

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