We believe that
homelessness is solvable.
The Constellation Project is driving action through collaboration. We share a vision to end homelessness in a generation.
Why we exist
The Constellation Project exists to identify and accelerate solutions to homelessness through cross-sector collaboration.
We exist to bring together corporates, governments, academia, philanthropists and not-for-profits. And to bring the voice of lived experience into the centre of our work.
How we work
Work in Constellation is supported by a dedicated core team. We use social labs to develop evidence-based practical solutions to homelessness that can be implemented and scaled in Australia. The voices of First Nations peoples and insights of people with lived experience of homelessness drive our work.
The Solutions Hub is where we discover and accelerate solutions to homelessness. Our role is to look for the gaps in all the work that is happening on homelessness and housing in Australia, to seek out the ideas that need development so they are ready for implementation.
Driving solutions to increase the supply of safe, affordable, accessible, appropriate and secure homes for people in Australia on very low to moderate incomes.
Our next challenge
Generating solutions to homelessness for young people exiting custody and out of home care.
Who we are
In 2018, Australian Red Cross, the Centre for Social Impact, Mission Australia
and PwC Australia joined forces in the belief that together we stand a better
chance of driving action on homelessness.
Together the founding and alliance members deliver a unique national network and deep technical expertise to the project. Importantly, they pool their resources to fund the backbone of the collaboration. This ensures the effective operation required to drive the project forward.
Red Cross brings deep expertise and a national network to engage people with lived experience of homelessness including a specialist First Nations leadership team.
CSI brings the evidence base providing data driven insights that form the basis of our work.
Mission Australia brings extensive expertise delivering homelessness services and as a Community Housing Provider.
PwC brings technical skills in key areas such as tax and data modelling as well as design and facilitation.
NAB brings housing market and financial sector expertise and a strong national network.
MinterEllison advises on and supports governance and operations, and provides technical expertise in areas of law relevant to solutions to increase the supply of social and affordable housing.
The Constellation Project’s Board is chaired by Keith Bryant and includes independent non-executive directors, and representatives of Founding Organisations.
Adjunct Associate Professor, UNSW Business School
Partner Social Impact, PwC Australia
Executive, Mission Australia
Community led design practitioner
Partner, Minter Ellison
Also known as the driving team this group is responsible for the effective running of the social lab including lab team recruitment, Agile coaches and network champions. The team also overseas stakeholder management as well as the Lived Experience and First Nations advisory group.
The strength of The Constellation Project lies in its growing network and the diversity of people involved in the work. Their range of skills, knowledge and life experience ensures the project remains firmly cross-sector with the voices of lived experience at its centre.
Homelessness is a wicked problem that can be solved, we can do it, but we need new and innovative ways like The Constellation Project to develop and road test practical and deliverable solutions....
Lab Network Champion
I have noticed a high level of professional and genuine personal commitment to make a difference and impact on a very serious and ever increasing situation, particularly for First Nations people of Australia.
Co-Chair, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Authority
The freshness of the ideas and the sheer determination of everyone involved to do whatever they can to end homelessness has given me a huge amount of reassurance that we really will make a difference in countless people's lives....
What you can do
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