Homelessness Week 6-12 August 2018

Homelessness Week 2018 Ending homelessness together

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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Homelessness Week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face & the action needed to achieve enduring solutions. There are many ways to show your support & get involved

Making a difference together is easy;

  • educate people about homeless issues and raise awareness of our work in prevention (follow us on Facebook and help spread the word)
  • get your workplace involved via a Workplace Giving Program READ MORE
  • celebrate and support Kids Under Cover by holding a fundraising event
  • make a donation online
  • Donate Your Car®
  • Get involved at one of the many events being held across the country during homelessness week READ MORE

Or perhaps your workplace might be interested in supporting Kids Under Cover as a Partner READ MORE

Read more about Homelessness Week HERE

For many reasons the number of people experiencing homelessness continues to surge. One of those reasons is a lack of affordable housing.  Join the campaign to call on the Government to fix the housing system → Everybody’s Home is calling for a better, fairer housing system for everyone. Every Australian needs a place to call home.

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Overcrowding is the most common form of homelessness 

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.