On any night in Australia, 116,000 people are homeless.
It’s not just people sleeping rough on the streets.
All over Australia every single day there are people sleeping in their cars, on friend’s sofas or finding shelter with family because they have nowhere else to go.
More than 800,000 Australian households are in rent stress – with homelessness just a pay packet or an accident away.
It’s not ok. It’s a sign that our whole housing system is broken.
But if every level of government works together we can fix it!
That’s why we’re calling on governments to put together a national action plan to end homelessness that:
- Addresses the causes of homelessness, including the lack of affordable housing, poverty and family violence.
- Rapidly rehouses people who are homeless and helps them stay there; and
- Addresses the over-representation of Aboriginal people in our homeless system.
We need the Federal government to bring all levels of government and sides of politics together in a national effort to end homelessness.
We need them to work with people who have experience of homelessness and those working in the sector who already know what’s needed to before Australia tips over the edge into a crisis that we cannot fix.
With real effort we can halve homelessness in five years and end it in 10.
Homelessness can happen to any of us.
Will you add your name to the thousands of Australians who are demanding that all political parties support a national plan to end homelessness by 2030?
Let’s make sure everybody in Australia has a home.