The report describes the increasing rates of homelessness and numbers of households experiencing housing stress (i.e. those who cannot afford their housing costs). It analyses the drivers of homelessness and housing stress based on available statistics, academic research and the lived experience of those experiencing homelessness. It finds that key drivers of homelessness and housing stress include:
- domestic violence
- lack of affordable housing
- inadequate and inappropriate housing stock
- lack of housing options for people dischaged from institutions.
SOURCE: Centre for Social Impact UNSW. “Report – Housing affordability and homelessness.” Centre for Social Impact UNSW, 26 October 2018.
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