The Grattan Institute is proposing a $20 billion fund managed by the Future Fund Board of Guardians which, if matched by the states, would fund 6,000 new places per year.
To really reduce homelessness we need to prevent those at risk from ever becoming homeless in the first place.
California and other states plan to build more homes in an effort to fix America’s affordable housing problem. But that’s not the main reason housing remains unaffordable for millions of people.
This approach would cause an outcry, but when it comes to homelessness, addressing only the symptoms has been the norm.
While public libraries and faith-based organizations may not be able to solve the issue of social stigma, looking at how they provide spaces for homeless people is a good place to start.
Women, girls and gender-diverse people have unique experiences of housing and housing loss.
Empowering older adults to become digital citizens will not only help them stay connected, but help them access essential services like housing.
As we push for a real solution — an increase in housing supply and related supports — the encampment evictions must stop. We need to make encampments unnecessary.
‘Informal evictions’ in which landlords harass or pressure tenants out of their homes continued during the the pandemic and may have even seen an increase.
A legal scholar explains background on the ruling, what it means and who’s affected.
Millions of Americans with tens of billions in unpaid rent face eviction and loss of their home.
Because COVID-19 is airborne, we can’t know if the shelter system is as safe as it should be without seeing metrics related to ventilation, filtration and occupancy.
Nurse practitioners can be the missing link between homeless children, housing services and schools, our study shows.
A key component in any planning around encampments is the voice of people with lived experience. It is clear the go-to response of policing is not working.
Even when the economy is strong, these young adults face economic hardship.
JobKeeper, the COVID boost to JobSeeker, and moratoriums on rent increases and evictions all ended this month. Only smarter policies will prevent homelessness, as a landmark Victorian report explains.
People with schizophrenia are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without the serious mental illness, making it second only to age as a risk factor for mortality.
It’s possible to prevent homelessness, but it will take a commitment and dedication to understanding the conditions that produce it.
Infectious dysentery, usually found in developing countries with poor living conditions, is turning up in Vancouver’s most marginalized neighbourhood.
Some do so of their own accord, using airport amenities to meet their basic needs. Others, however, would rather be anywhere else – and find themselves at the mercy of bureaucratic wrangling.