Causes and Information

Are you Homeless?

If you are homeless and need assistance,
call this number now:

1800 152 152


New Statewide Information and Referral Service

A statewide information and referral service, called Link2home has been established to assist people with homelessness in NSW.

It brings together several homelessness telephone services including HPIC, and the After Hours Temporary Accommodation (TA) line.

What causes homelessness?

People of many ages and backgrounds experience homelessness.

The risk of homelessness is increased when people experience a sudden change in their circumstances. Perhaps they lose a job, have a sudden health crisis, a family member dies, they retire, a relationships ends or a baby is born.

The primary reasons that people become homeless include:

  • Lack of affordable and available rental housing
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Family / Relationship Breakdown
  • Poverty
  • Financial crisis
  • Long term unemployment
  • Economic and social exclusion
  • Severe and persistent mental illness and psychological distress
  • Exiting state care
  • Exiting prison
  • Severe overcrowding / housing crisis
  • Gambling problems
  • Drug & Alcohol abuse

Additional Information

What to do when you are Homeless

What to do when you are Homeless

If you are homeless (or at risk of being homeless), there are a number of things you can do.[Read More]
How to Maintain a Tenancy

How to Maintain a Tenancy

Having a successful tenancy is very important. If you have a bad tenancy you could be listed on TICA which can make renting in the[Read More]


Are you Homeless?

If you are homeless and need assistance, call Link2Home now

1800 152 152

Domestic Violence?

If you need support, please call the NSW Domestic Violence Helpline (24/7) on:

1800 656 463

SAHSSI Referrals

If you require support from SAHSSI, please enter your details here:


SAHSSI accepts donations of food, essential living items and cash. Please help if you can.