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The uncertainty continues for people experiencing homelessness

Contributor, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  More social housing needs to be built to help stop homelessness and keep the community safe, writes George*, one of a group of people experiencing homeless who are still in temporary

If not now, when?

Karyn Walsh, Monday, 3rd August 2020 -  COVID-19 has made visible the extent of couch surfing and rough sleeping in Australia, and brought about an increase in homelessness as more people are faced with unemployment and

A national approach is urgently needed to extend state care during the pandemic

Paul McDonald, Sunday, 31st May 2020 -  All states and territories need to follow Victoria’s lead and stop young people being forced to leave care for at least the rest of this year, writes Paul McDonald, chair of The Home

COVID-19 helps shift public perceptions of marginalised Aussies

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  The pandemic is changing the way Australians view others As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, more than one in five Australians now feel more positively towards people with mental

Housing first recovery put into sharp focus

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  The groups want to see 30,000 social housing dwellings built  Peak housing and homelessness groups are joining a growing number of community groups in a push for a housing-first economic

Ending homelessness in a crisis?

David Pearson, Thursday, 16th April 2020 -  What is happening right now across Australia shows that rapid progress is possible, if the will is there, and if the work to understand the true nature of the problem has been done, writes

Homelessness and COVID-19

Chris Middendorp, Wednesday, 8th April 2020 -  In this coronavirus pandemic, people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage are most at risk and need our help more than ever, writes Sacred Heart Central manager Chris Middendorp.

The stories behind the young Australians struggling with homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  “I was passed around like a hot potato,” 21-year-old Gemma says. For many university students, the task of juggling study and a part-time job is stressful.      But 21-year-old student

Our community is only as strong as those who are struggling the most

Doug Taylor, Tuesday, 17th March 2020 -  In times like these we must remember the vulnerable, especially those who are homeless, writes Doug Taylor, director of mission, communities and social impact at Uniting. COVID-19,

Victorian family violence victims left homeless after seeking help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Community leaders are urging the Victorian government to take action on a social housing shortfall leaving family violence victims homeless Homelessness caused by family violence

Pregnant women experiencing homelessness left in the lurch

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th March 2020 -  Experts say pregnancy is a key period to help vulnerable women turn their lives around Parts of Victoria’s housing and homelessness service systems are failing to prioritise the

‘It’s a continuation of the Stolen Generation’: How the social housing system is failing vulnerable Aboriginal women and their kids

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 19th February 2020 -  Aboriginal parents in domestic violence situations are having their children removed at record numbers due to a lack of social housing, homelessness organisations say.    For the
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