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Homelessness Youth

Study says $1bn fund could kickstart social housing for young people

The $1 billion pot of money sitting ready to be spent on social housing could shift more than 4000 young people out of homelessness, new research shows. Source: The Australian.


People’s house to become Vinnies house

Parliament House in Canberra will for the first time hold the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout to support Australians experiencing or are at risk of homelessness. Source: Canberra Times. 


AMA calls premature homelessness deaths ‘national tragedy’

The Australian Medical Association has described hundreds of premature deaths from homelessness as a “national tragedy” and urged the Albanese Government to invest in a monitoring regime and improved housing and health services. Source: The Guardian. 


Rough sleepers dying at ‘alarmingly’ premature rates 

A St Vincent de Paul Society homelessness service, one of Sydney’s largest, says its client data shows the city’s rough sleepers are dying at “alarmingly” premature rates, particularly those with schizophrenia. Source: The Guardian.

Charity Homelessness

Vinnies calls for more government funding to ease homelessness crisis

The St Vincent de Paul Society says a newly released report on people accessing specialist homelessness services “paints a deeply disturbing picture” of the nation’s housing crisis.

Homelessness New South Wales

Frontline homelessness services struggling to keep pace with demand

New data has revealed the extent of one state’s homelessness crisis as housing affordability continues to “plummet” across the nation. Source:

Homelessness Queensland

Vinnies welcomes $390m funding boost to help homeless

Queensland Premier Steven Miles has earmarked a 20 per cent bump over 18 months for Vinnies Queensland and other organisations that help people living with homelessness. Source: The Catholic Leader.


‘Unprecedented’ increase in demand for assistance at homeless service   

The Hutt St Centre has served as a refuge for South Australians experiencing homelessness for 70 years but never has it been as busy as this summer. Source: The Southern Cross.


CatholicCare offers men a Marram Place to call home

A new supported accommodation facility designed for men facing homelessness on Tasmania’s north-west coast was officially opened on Wednesday. Source: CatholicCare Tasmania.