Crisis Accomodation

A report released April 23 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Crisis Accommodation Program 2008-09 indicates that 54,539 households in NSW, Vic, QLD and WA received emergency accommodation. Of these 18,613 were newly assisted, of which 17% were aboriginal households. In WA 1,359 were assisted for the first timbering the total assisted to 1,761 WA households. The total number of indigenous households receiving assistance was 662 in 2008-09.

On April 30, 2010 the AIHW released “Government-funded specialist homelessness services SAAP National Data Collection annual report 2008-09. This report says that young women aged 15-19 were the group most likely to use specialist homeless services. 1 in every 50 women in this age bracket received homeless services. The report says 204,900 people received homeless services in 2008-09 in Australia. $405m was spent on homeless services in the year.

For April 30 report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/hou/219/11235-c01.pdf

For more of Crisis Accommodation Report (April 23): http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/11527

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POSTED 4 May 2010
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