Right now, as you’re reading this, 116,000 people in Australia are experiencing homelessness. But homelessness doesn’t always equate to the image many people conjure of sleeping rough.
In fact, only 7% of people without a home are sleeping rough. The vast majority of homelessness, you don’t see. It’s people in crisis accommodation, rooming houses, overcrowded dwellings, insecure housings. It’s even that one person you know who seems to be constantly couchsurfing.
There are organisations, not-for-profits, and community charities who are providing vital services to vulnerable people — but, like the rest of us, they have been impacted by COVID.