What is Homelessness?

Homelessness and Women

More women than men seek assistance from the homeless service system each year. Almost 78 000 women sought help in 2007-08 – that’s 61% of all people who were assisted.  Read more from Homelessness Australia.

Older women enter ranks of homeless

The traditional image of a homeless person is of an elderly man, but a new report says a rising number of older women are losing their homes because of poverty. Read more from ABC News.

More women aged in their 50s and 60s are living on the streets

Single women aged in their 50s and 60s are the emerging face of homelessness in Australia.

They have worked hard, raised children and bought homes. Then they go through a relationship break-up, experience a health crisis or lose their jobs and find themselves on the streets. Read more at The Sunday Mail.

Homeless women bear brunt of shelter crisis

Crisis accommodation for the homeless in Brisbane has been labelled sexist and outdated with more than eight times the number of beds for men than for women. Read more from The Courier-Mail.

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