Homeless increase no surprise; homelessness is not a Federal priority

2016 Census shows 13.7% increase in homelessness; 2-in-5 homeless under 25; spike in older people homeless; rough sleeping & severe overcrowding. Amongst the trends, Homelessness Australia is concerned about:  27.7% increase in homelessness among people aged 55+  39% of the homeless population is under 25 years of age  Women’s homelessness rose faster than population  8,200 Australians rough sleeping (up 20% since 2011)  51,088 people were in severely overcrowded homes (up 23% since 2011)  1-in-5 people homeless are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.