Report: Urgent need to address a surge in family violence-fuelled homelessness

A new report reveals a growing crisis of women and children fleeing domestic and family violence into homelessness prompting calls for an urgent funding package to provide pathways to safe housing.

Homelessness Australia’s Homelessness and domestic and family violence: State of Response Report for International Women’s Day analyses Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data to find 45 per cent of women and girls seeking homelessness assistance do so due to family and domestic violence.

It finds that over the last decade:

  • the number of women and children sleeping rough or in a car at the end of homelessness support more than doubled, from 1,041 to 2,428
  • the number of women and children couch surfing at the end of support more than doubled from 3,465 to 7,214.

Read the full report

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