HOMELESSNESS – A PROBLEM TOO COSTLY TO IGNORE
Homelessness is one of the most tragic and preventable societal problems.
And yet homelessness seems to be a reality in every country in the world.
As winter comes around and the wind turns icy, the people living on the streets become even more vulnerable.
It’s not simply a rare occurrence. Rent is increasingly expensive in the big cities and losing a few weeks of work can be the difference between having a home and living on the street.
Who is at risk?
It can happen to your neighbour, your sibling, your colleague.
It can happen to you.
So why is the government failing to help these people?
And why is the number of homeless people rising?
Professor of Housing and Homelessness at RMIT university in Melbourne, Guy Johnson says solving homelessness makes both societal and economic sense.
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