Percentage of children who accompany homeless services who are cared for by school liaison or child care services when service is required. Reducing the number of people moving from social housing and private rents to homelessness. The ACT has made significant progress in implementing NPAH initiatives and has initiated the process of reforming the homeless sector to reduce homelessness in general. The ACT has the lowest homeless rate per 10,000 inhabitants like Victoria and NSW, with 42 homeless per 10,000 in 2006 and 40 per 10,000 in 2001 (Counting the Homeless 2006). The ACT had 1.3% of Australia`s total homeless population on Census night in 2006, a slight increase of 1.2% in 2001. The entire youth home is to ensure that youth are better prepared and supported to prevent homelessness (turning the tap) and, when they help homelessness, to create the transition from homelessness to independent living, to independence and adulthood through the provision of housing, support services and the ability to train or employ (cycle break). Extensive consultations were held with the municipality and the homeless sector on the roadmap, with roundtables and forums. Clients are identified by existing specialized homeless services and through Housing ACT gateway services on the basis that they will benefit from a “housing approach.” Customers were initially housed under a one-on-one lease, with each contract providing for a six-month verification period. Housing is public housing, with replacement properties allocated to the A Place to Call Home initiative as soon as a contractor successfully switches to a public rent. The National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) and national partnership agreements on homelessness and social housing, as well as unprecedented investments in social housing through the Nation Building and Jobs plan, have created the framework to manage the delivery of ACT services through the continuum of crisis and homelessness, to safe and secure housing. In February, more than 60 ETS for homelessness and domestic violence, high-level groups and interest groups signed an open letter to the Minister requesting long-term funding.

reduction from 5% to less than 124 people who leave child care and homelessness, as reported in the 2010/11 SAAP data, while additional funding is available under the NPAH for the implementation of new initiatives, there is also a need to reform the existing homelessness sector to meet AFN objectives and to meet the LONG-term funding reductions of the ACT from the Australian Government`s funding changes.