Increase in homelessness driven by cost of housing
The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2022 released recently tells a concerning story. Namely, that the average number of homelessness services users has increased by 8%, which is double the population growth rate in the four years to 2021-2022.
Deeper analysis into the factors driving this increase reveals that a lack of affordable housing is playing the largest role in homelessness.
Produced By: Cindy Yin
Featured In Story: Professor Cameron Parsell, School of Social Science at the University of Queensland, Hal Pawson, Professor of Housing Research and Policy at the University of New South Wales, and Professor Alan Morris, Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney
First aired on The Wire, Monday 5 December 2022