Homeless Grows

The rate of use of government-funded specialist homelessness services has increased in recent years, according to the latest annual report on homelessness released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). In 2009-10, 219,900 people (or 1 in every 100 Australians) used government-funded specialist homelessness services. Of these, 135,700 (62%) were clients and 84,100 (38%) were children accompanying clients. Report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419170

Media release: http://www.aihw.gov.au/media-release-detail/?id=10737419192

POSTED 27 Jun 2011