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“It is unacceptable in 21st century Australia that there are (so many) children and young people homeless on any given night. They deserve a safe home and we have the means to provide it. All that is needed is the political will and the commitment from us all as a community,” Mission Australia Chief Catherine ….  Read More

Call for 60,000 social housing units to stave off post-lockdown crisis (An article by The Age)

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Note: This article was written by Benjamin Preiss and Clay Lucas for The Age. Link to article here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/call-for-60-000-social-housing-units-to-stave-off-post-lockdown-crisis-20200513-p54smk.html A coalition of housing groups is urging the state government to create 60,000 additional social housing units over the next decade to prevent a fresh wave of homelessness after the coronavirus pandemic ends. The groups say ….  Read More

Inspiring success story!

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With the rising number of rough sleepers in London and winter coming in, hairdresser Josh Coombes has volunteered to give rough sleepers a free haircut and has partnered with Street Vet Jade Statt who offers free veterinary care for rough sleeper’s pets. It is all part of Josh’s campaign #DoSomethingForNothing. The campaign was founded in ….  Read More

The pandemic shows why we need to treat housing as a right (An article by Washington Post)

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Please note: This article is purely written by Balakrishnan Rajagopal. All credits shall go to him. Balakrishnan Rajagopal is a professor of law and development at MIT and is the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing. Housing is the front line in the fight against covid-19. Shelter-in-place orders have been widely adopted ….  Read More

Donate to Shelter WA’s gofundme page

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At this point in time, nobody should be living on the streets. #Covid19 Shelter WA has started a gofundme page to help people experiencing homelessness have a safe place to isolate. Everyone’s help is needed.  “Homeless people are uniquely vulnerable to catching and spreading COVID-19. A thousand Western Australians are sleeping on the streets tonight, ….  Read More

Do you know…

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Out of the 34 wealthiest country, Australia is 16th for having the highest poverty rate, surpassing the UK, Germany and New Zealand.  Victoria is the second highest state in Australia for homelessness. 116,427 Australians now have no home an over 3 million Australians are now living in poverty. How did they become homeless? Low education attainment Domestic ….  Read More

How you can get involved

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Getting involved is as easy as ABC! There’s many ways you can get involved. Read on to know more! “This pandemic has created some very real challenges, but it also creates some unique opportunities to accelerate progress on ending homelessness.” This sentence from a post written by Ron Wakefield from RMIT University woke me up ….  Read More