Established in 1982, the National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH) is one of three founding members of Homelessness Australia (HA).
Every year NYCH has been the driving force behind YHMD campaign since 1982.
NYCH was formed to end youth homelessness and create youth housing solutions. The NYCH Constitution outlines the objects of the Coalition as¹:
NYCH has a long history of supporting human rights NYCH has a Charter of Rights, developed in 1995, that has been used a foundation to the organisation and guides the development of NYCH policy.
NYCH represents the eight State/Territory youth housing and homelessness sectors through its delegates to the national board. These delegates are:
In 2021 NYCH volunteer Board Members decided it was time to wide up NYCH as an entity and hand over Youth Homelessness Matters Day to Yfoundations.
For many years the Board had continued to meet and help run the national campaign with no funding.
NYCH would like to acknowledge its past and present Board members, for their time, passion, and expertise throughout the years of NYCH operating. Without you, NYCH would have never been possible.
Work with us towards a society where all young people are valued, engaged and supported.