Nowra will be one of almost 100 homeless outreach patrols in NSW over the next fortnight according to Kiama MP and Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward.
In the Shoalhaven, Southern Cross Community Housing and Salt Ministries will both be involved in conducting the outreach.
The NSW Government said it has already put 100 homeless people in safe accommodation across the state in less than a week.
According to the 2016 census, there were 37,270 people homeless in NSW.
Gareth Ward said the goal is to have people currently sleeping on our streets moved into accommodation to help keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"Assertive outreach patrols include housing staff, specialist caseworkers and health professionals who will be engaging with rough sleepers every day," he said.
"Many rough sleepers have existing health conditions which place them at greater risk, so we are doing everything we can to get a roof over their head as soon as possible."
Following the announcement of $34 million to boost temporary accommodation and private rental assistance, an extra 300 hotel and motel rooms have been booked to house people who are homeless.
Mr Ward said the funding will provide the capacity to book more rooms as needed.
Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness can call Link2Home on 1800 152 152 where they will assist in providing temporary accommodation.