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Rising rents creating a ‘time bomb’ of homelessness for older Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  Homelessness among people over 55 is rising faster than any other age group There has been a 37 per cent increase of older people using homelessness services since 2013, according

‘It’s just heartbreaking’: Newstart recipients turned away from homelessness services

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  Homelessness services are being forced to turn away hundreds of people every day, as they struggle to deal with a surge in Newstart recipients seeking help. The number of people on

Aussie veterans left sleeping rough

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Australian defence veterans using homelessness services are twice as likely to be sleeping rough compared to non-veterans seeking specialist support, new data shows. A report

Australia’s largest homelessness centre offers new approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st July 2019 -  Victorians experiencing homelessness will have access to accommodation, health services, a tech hub, a gym and financial counselling with the opening of a $47 million support centre.

Federal Government Urged to Address Affordable Housing Gap

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  The federal government is being urged to address a critical looming gap in affordable housing that advocates say threatens to push thousands into homelessness. The National Rental

More than 80,000 Victorians on Social Housing Waiting List

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th June 2018 -  A parliamentary inquiry has revealed that more than 80,000 Victorians are on the social housing waiting list, with debate raging over the best way to alleviate the crisis. A parliamentary

Welfare to Be Docked up to 15 Per Cent to Pay Unpaid Court Fines

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st June 2018 -  The federal government plans to deduct up to 15 per cent of welfare payments for recipients with unpaid courts fines, in order to help people “stay out of jail”. The government announced

Public Perception of Homelessness Doesn’t Reflect Reality

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  The public’s perception of homelessness does not reflect the diverse reality of homelessness in Australia, according to a new report. Wesley Mission released a perceptions of homelessness

Growing Number of Victorians ‘Evicted into Homelessness’

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  The number of Victorians “evicted into homelessness” has more than doubled in the past five years, leading the state’s peak homelessness body to call for the creation of more social

Ignoring Social Housing is a Recipe for Failure Expert Warns

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th September 2017 -  Throwing money at crisis responses to homelessness while ignoring social housing is a recipe for failure, an Irish expert on homelessness has warned Australia. Professor Eoin O’Sulliva

Podcast: Housing the Homeless – The Cause

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 -  Homelessness is not a choice. But for many it is a reality. On any given night one in 200 people in Australia are homeless. And the problem is getting worse. In the last few years the number

Almost 40,000 School Children Sought Homelessness Help Last Year

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The number of Australian school children seeking help from homelessness services has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past three years, according to new data analysis.
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