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Homelessness campaign holds out hope on social housing policies

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th May 2019 -  Candidates are being cautioned not to underestimate the power of voters experiencing rental stress, following the launch of the first home-loan deposit scheme, which advocates

What is the one thing you would tell the would-be prime minister?

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  Staff at Sacred Heart Mission share their thoughts on what the incoming government needs to know about homelessness. Homelessness has reached crisis point in Australia. One in 200

Youth homelessness crisis in the spotlight

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th April 2019 -  Nearly 11,000 young people across Australia remained homeless even after seeking help from services, new analysis of homelessness data reveals. Council for Homeless Persons (CHP)

A letter to our would-be prime ministers

Chris Middendorp, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Whoever wins the next election, the time has come to take action against the dire shortage of affordable housing in this nation, writes Chris Middendorp, manager Sacred Heart Central.

Infrastructure wins big, but housing left behind

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Despite infrastructure coming out as one of this year’s federal budget big winners, spending around social and affordable housing barely made mention, leaving community housing

No Wash Challenge to Start Homelessness Conversation

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  Have you ever worn a favourite shirt for a couple of days in a row and felt a bit icky? Now, a charity is challenging Australians to keep their kit on for three full days in an attempt to raise

Teen Wins Locker Battle for Bunbury Homeless

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 2nd March 2019 -  A 13-year-old girl has become an unlikely hero for the homeless after winning a two-year battle with the city council in Bunbury, Western Australia to install lockers for rough-sleepers

Vulnerable People Need Greater Social Housing Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Disadvantaged Australians are struggling to settle into social housing, with research revealing 43 per cent of residents are leaving their properties within 18 months. The report

More South Australians Struggling – Health and Housing

Dr Alice Clark, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  Dr Alice Clark, the executive director of Shelter SA, reflects on the links between housing and health, following the release of a report looking at prescription data from people

NSW Pledges to Halve Rough Sleepers by 2025

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to halve the number of people sleeping rough across the state by 2025, but homelessness advocates warn this cannot be done without

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Pushing Homelessness to the Front

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th February 2019 -  With homelessness rates rising rapidly, Kate Colvin, policy manager for Council to Homeless Persons, and spokesperson for the Everybody’s Home Campaign, is battling to make housing

Why Are So Many Older Australian Women Becoming Homeless?

Luke Michael, Sunday, 27th January 2019 -  Australia is witnessing a spike in older women finding themselves on the verge of homelessness. As more vulnerable women take desperate action just to find somewhere to sleep, Luke
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