“Helping Support the Homeless.”

The numbers of people who are homeless in Australia, and around the world are exploding.

All kinds of reasons lead to someone being without permanent, safe housing – from mental health to domestic violence, personal circumstances, and everything in between.

 

Get the facts here, we’ll keep you posted:

  • ABS has posted an additional 400,000 beds will be required per year within the next 7.5 years for seniors living
     

  • In the last 6 months, Queensland's Gold Coast homelessness has increased by 28% and it is flooding the streets
     

  • At the time of the 2016 census, there were 116,000+ people homeless in Australia which was an increase of 14% over 5 years since 2011
     

  • In NSW, homelessness has increased 37% since 2011.
     

  • In Sydney, it‘s even higher with a 48% increase in rates of homelessness since 2011.
     

  • Indigenous people are 10x more likely to experience homelessness.
     

  • There are 2,265,000 people in Australia living in poverty and 575,000 children living below the poverty line (as of 2012).
     

  • People over 55 represent 17% of the homeless population of Australia, but represent only 7% of clients accessing specialist homelessness services (in 2014/2015) making them vulnerable and least supported.
     

  • Social Housing investment by state and territory governments has fallen by 7% since 2012-2013.
     

  • There are more than 250,000 Australians on public housing waiting lists.
     

  • On any given night, 1 in 200 people is homeless in Australia.
     

  • As of June 2019, there are 46,530 people on the general waiting lists, and 4,484 on the priority lists for public housing in NSW.
     

  • 33% of all people in NSW and the ACT reported the cost of accommodation as an immediate cause of food insecurity (2018).
     

  • The expected waiting time for a 3 bedroom house in Maitland NSW is 10+ years. For a 1 bedroom or studio, apartment wait time is estimated at 5-10 years.

You may be wondering how you can help. 

Contact Julia Dyer today, and find the right avenue for your brand.