Eliza Borrello and Susan McDonald - Yahoo News
Homelessness groups say they can now focus on the services they provide with federal funding secured for another two years.
A funding agreement had been due to run out in June but Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has approved grants of $115 million a year.
Homelessness Australia's chief executive Glenda Stevens said she was pleased the money had been announced ahead of the May budget.
"This funding ensures that people who are the very vulnerable — including those who are sleeping rough, women and children in domestic violence situations and young people — can continue their care under services and actually new people can be taken into care," she said.
She said the minister indicated he wanted the focus to be on women and children escaping domestic violence as well as young people.
"We support both those areas but we are concerned that focusing solely on those two areas should not come at the expense of other groups such as rough sleepers and people leaving institutional care," she said.