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Aging and on the streets

In the US, as housing costs rise and baby boomers age, growing numbers of the homeless are older. Between 2007 and 2014, there was a 20 percent increase nationwide in individuals over 50 living on the streets. They now make up more than one-third of the homeless in the United States. Portland — long struggling to decrease its large and visible homeless population — also has seen a recent jump.
2018

Presentations from The National Homelessness Conference, Melbourne 2018

The 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’, delivered a wealth of evidence and information on ways to understand, reduce and alleviate homelessness. Over 800 delegates and more than 80 speakers participated across two very full days, exploring the underlying drivers of homelessness and the differing strategies on how best to overcome it.
2018

Older women, migrants swell the number of Australia's homeless

The number of people who are homeless in Australia has soared by almost 15 per cent, with newly released Census data showing people living in “severely” overcrowded dwellings are the greatest contributors to this increase. More than 116,400 Australians were homeless on Census night in 2016 – compared to 102,400 in 2011, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals.
2018

The rising population of older, homeless women

Older women are often the forgotten face of homelessness. Stereotypes dominate the average view of what a homeless person looks like, but at a time when the number of older women couch-surfing has doubled in just four years, times are changing. In Australia in 2016, 1618 women over the age of 50 who presented at homelessness services were couch-surfing – an 83 per cent increase over four years.
2018

The disturbing truth you need to know about women's homelessness

Christine is a recently retired and now homeless mature age woman who has, like so many other retired professional women, little to no prospect of obtaining public or community housing, or being able to afford market price rentals. She is the convenor of the Housing Alternatives self-help action group on Facebook and the creator of the Housing Alternatives web site,
2018

How has homelessness changed between 2011-2016?

This is the first of three AHURI Briefs that examines Census data to understand how homelessness is changing in Australia.
2018

Retiring Into Poverty - A National Plan for Change: Increasing Housing Security for Older Women

Australian women aged over 50 are at greater risk of financial and housing security than older men. This has been linked to a number of compounding and systemic factors.
2018

Octogenarian's tailor-made tiny house offers a retirement home alternative

A look at the option of Tiny House living as an alternative to institutionalised aged care for older people.
2018

Things to consider when working with older women who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness

This document outlines issues for practitioners and service providers to consider when working with older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. It is targeted primarily at practitioners and service providers who are not experienced with, or specialists, in providing services to older women experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
2018
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The most rapidly growing group of homeless Australians – it’s not who you expect

According to analysis of Census data by the Equality Rights Alliance, between 2011 and 2016 the number of homeless people in Australia rose from more than 102,000 people to more than 116,000. That’s an increase of nearly 14 percent. However, during this same period the number of homeless women over 55 years old increased by 31 percent.
2018
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