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Are Homelessness Services Essential Services?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  As the national peak body for homelessness in Australia prepares to close its doors due to federal defunding, the out-going CEO of Homelessness Australia, Glenda Stevens, asks if

Costs of Youth Homelessness Revealed – Report

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 17th February 2015 -  New research from Swinburne University reveals the extreme difficulties faced by homeless young people in Australia, with 63 per cent having been in kinship, residential or foster…

Almost 100 Homeless Turned Away From Support Every Day

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  Almost 100 people are being turned away from homeless support services every day in Victoria, according to the state’s peak homelessness body. The Council to Homeless Persons…

NFPs Call for Housing Fund

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  An alliance of peak bodies and community organisations is calling on the next Victorian Government to do more to prevent the 400 young people who leave state care each year from becoming…

Family Violence Fuelling Homelessness

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 -  Family violence forced more than 18,000 women into homelessness last year alone, according to peak body, the Council to Homeless Persons. As part of White Ribbon Day the organisation…

Housing Outcomes Poor Even with NFP Support:Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd October 2014 -  Australians who are among the most socially and economically disadvantaged have poorer housing outcomes, even with support from homelessness agencies, a Government report has…

Affordable Housing in Parlous State – Andrews

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 16th September 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews claims affordable housing in Australia is in a parlous state and has expressed his concerns over a ‘lack of transparency’.

Unaffordable Housing Drives Homelessness: Senate Enquiry

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th September 2014 -  Homelessness is on the rise due to a severe shortage of affordable housing, according to a Melbourne housing and homelessness agency. HomeGround Services Chief Executive Officer…

Sydney Homeless On the Rise

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  Homelessness figures in Sydney are on the rise with an increase in the number of street homeless, according to a new report by Homelessness NSW. Released today, the City of Sydney Street…

Tune In Now – Toolkit for Homelessness Workers

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 24th June 2014 -  A guide about depression and anxiety for people who work with homeless men has been launched nationally. The toolkit, called Tune In Now, was created by Homelessness Australia in…

Older Women Among Australia’s ‘Hidden Homeless’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th April 2014 -  Older women in Australia are increasingly at risk of becoming homeless, primarily because of poverty and unaffordable housing, according to a new research report commissioned…

More Australians Receiving Homelessness Support – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th December 2013 -  The number of people receiving assistance from specialist homelessness agencies has increased, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).…
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