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Homelessness in Australia: An APS insights paper
In the last census, more than 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness in Australia: sleeping rough, staying in supported accommodation, or living in severely crowded dwellings.
"Experiencing homelessness is one of the most severe forms of disadvantage and social exclusion."
Homelessness is about more than not having a roof of one’s own. It’s about not having a home that provides a sense of security, stability, privacy, safety, and the ability to control your living space. Experiencing homelessness can negatively impact every aspect of a person’s life, from the quality of their health to securing and maintaining employment.
Produced by APS, especially for philanthropists, this paper examines the causes and impacts of homelessness in Australia and breaks down the not-for-profit ecosystem that seeks to address the issue.