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South Australia praised for supporting the homeless during coronavirus pandemic but long-term solution needed

Nearly 400 people — including rough sleepers — have been housed in hotels and motels across Adelaide since the Covid19 pandemic began.

Can the popularity of tiny homes provide a solution for older women facing homelessness?

The number of women over the age of 55 experiencing housing stress and homelessness is rising in Australia, but the increasing interest in tiny homes may provide a viable solution for these women. Now moves are afoot on the NSW mid-north coast to establish a tiny home village, specifically for older women.

Women are the hidden victims of homelessness — but it isn't just a case of sleeping rough

In Australia, older women are the fastest growing group of people experiencing homelessness. Sleeping in cars or couch surfing are among common options for women. This article looks at the issues surrounding older women and homelessness, positing that a lack of money in superannuation is contributing to the problem

'Meanwhile use' properties offer potential as a short-term solution to social housing needs

A vacant Sydney nursing home awaiting redevelopment has been lent to a women's shelter, with experts claiming examples like this could offer a short-term solution to Australia's lack of public housing. It is designed to bridge the gap between crisis accommodation and permanent living.

House-sitting on the rise for older people in financial stress or on verge of homelessness

The article looks at house-sitting as an option for the housing crisis faced by an increasing number of older people in Australia.

Homelessness getting worse in Australia, census data shows

The number of homeless people in Australia jumped by more than 14,000 — or 14 per cent — in the five years to 2016, according to census data which also reveals a "significant" increase in older women on the streets and a growing group living in overcrowded accommodation. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said 116,000 people were homeless on census night in 2016, representing 50

What can Australia learn from Finland's housing solution?

Eoin O'Sullivan, editor of the European Journal of Homelessness, says that Finland had investigated the issue of homelessness and decided "it's not that complex". "They said 'the first thing we need to deal with people's issues is housing', so they built a lot of housing for homeless people,"

What can you do if you don't want to go into a retirement village?

Enterprising baby boomers are turning to co-housing to avoid the conventional retirement communities that were often the only option for their parents.

Adaptive Reuse : Accommodating Canberra's Working and Ageing Poor

A new report into housing affordability has called for urgent action to develop and subsidise smaller housing stock in Canberra. The Safe and Well green paper revealed an estimated 20,000 Canberra households were experiencing housing stress, with rent consuming up to 70 per cent of incomes. Other contributors to the green paper see opportunity in some of Canberra's more than 100,000 square
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