Homelessness Week highlights need for united fight

News | Aug 6, 2018

One in 66 Tasmanians – or about 8000 people – benefited from a homelessness service in the year 2016-2017.

These figures are expected to grow, with the latest data showing homelessness has worsened since the 2016 census was taken.

Monday will mark the first day of Homelessness Week 2018 and Shelter Tas executive officer Pattie Chugg said the latest statistics around homelessness in Tasmania were “alarming”.

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