By developing a systems approach, the goals (and indeed the outcomes in places that have already implemented it) are to:
- Prevent homelessness from occurring by addressing the systems and structures that allow it to occur and to provide early intervention to ensure chronic homelessness is reduced.
- Provide better coordination amongst services, especially for people with complex needs who use multiple services simultaneously.
- Increase cooperation and knowledge sharing across the community sector and government.
- Increase stability for an individual experiencing homelessness and provide them with more opportunities for community involvement.
- Increase expertise and ability amongst service providers in order to assist clients with complex needs.
- Improve cooperation and collaboration among service providers, which will allow for stronger ties across sectors and therefore reduced re-occurrence of homelessness.
- Improve client services and access to services.
- Reduce the cost of services.
- Reduce service duplication.