Homeless Children

In Australia

What Does Homeless Mean?

Homeless means that if you don't have a bed to sleep that is undercover shelter that means you are homeless!

How Many Kids?

There are around about 17,845 kids under 12 years old and 10,913 who are 12-18 years old who are all homeless.

Where are they Staying?

6% are staying in tents or sleeping out

20% are staying in supported accommodation for the homeless

17% are staying in other households

17% staying in boarding houses

1% are temporary lodging

39% are staying in overcrowded dwellings

Why are they Homeless?

They can't afford rental housing

Domestic family violence

Intergenerational poverty

Financial Crisis

Long term unemployment

Severe mental illness or psychological distress

Exiting State care

Exiting prison

Severe overcrowding/ housing crisis