Homeless funding fears
THE national goal of halving homelessness by 2020 is unlikely to be achieved if state and federal governments fail to renew a historic funding agreement that is running out.
Community leaders say they fear the homeless will be victims of rancorous relations between the federal government and non-Labor states as demonstrated in negotiations over the National Disability Insurance Scheme, an issue with much wider community support.
About 180 projects nationally, including 80 in New South Wales, have been funded by the Commonwealth and states under the $1.1 billion National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness.
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