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An Action Plan has been collaboratively developed to implement a bold new target for the implementation of the Adelaide Zero Project, aimed at achieving Functional Zero homelessness in Adelaide’s CBD within two years.

More than 30 organisations have committed to the target, developed as part of a rapid design process over the past 90 days.

Yesterday politicians from all political parties signed on to support the target which aims to ensure that the number of people who are homeless in a city on any given night is no greater than the housing placement availability for that night.

AnglicareSA’s CEO, Peter Sandeman  says the 2020 commitment is significant step forward in our city’s quest to end rough sleeping.

“Collective action is the only way to approach Adelaide’s homelessness and housing challenges and it’s heartening to see the number of organisations signing up to the 2020 target,” says Peter.

The Adelaide Zero Project’s Implementation (Action) Plan includes:

    • Hutt Street Centre to run a Connections Week to confirm the names of all the people sleeping rough on any given night in Adelaide’s CBD.
    • Neami National to establish and maintain a ‘by name list’ of every person sleeping rough throughout the year.
    • Don Dunstan Foundation to develop an online Dashboard to track the number of people sleeping rough and those moved to secure housing.
    • AnglicareSA to develop an Aligned Housing Plan to ensure housing is prioritised for people on the ‘by name list’.
    • City of Adelaide to form a Business Alliance to End Homelessness.
    • End Homelessness SA to develop a Charter that can be signed on to by project partners, community organisations, businesses and individuals wanting to demonstrate their commitment to the Adelaide Zero Project.