Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness.
We offer young people the unique combination of supported housing options with scholarships
There are many ways to get involved and help at-risk young people and their families.
Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness by building studios
YES Partnerships underpin all of Kids Under Cover’s work
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Solving the intractable problem of homelessness
Nationally, homelessness has increased 14% in five years, to a staggering 116,000 people, shockingly, two in every five are under the age of 25.
Kids Under Cover is calling on leaders to urgently address the factors which have contributed to 116,000 Australians being counted as homeless. It is time for a National Plan to end homelessness with early intervention and prevention strategies at the centre of the Plan.
The homelessness crisis visibly gripping our nation will continue to increase if more is not done to prevent people from becoming homeless – and it must begin with our young people.
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Overcrowding creates a lack of space and privacy. Young people living in severely overcrowded homes often have no space to study, no privacy or stability. Over 51,000 Australians now suffer from severe overcrowding – 10,000 more people than just five years ago. According to the recently released 2016 Census data, it’s mainly families that are affected.
Severe overcrowding is much more serious than two siblings sharing a bedroom. The ABS defines severe overcrowding as a home in which at
least four extra bedrooms would be needed to adequately accommodate the residents.