1 month ago
#Homelessness is defined as a loss of a sense of security, stability, privacy or safety, or the ability to control your living space. Only 7% of Australia's homeless are sleeping rough. Youth and the elderly are most at risk from lack of housing, too high rents, no support for first time home buyers and, frankly, lack of awareness of what actually causes a #homelessstate.
It's #HomelessWeek , and @boyfoundation will be doing more in the future to further discussions and awareness about #affordablehousing , #mediumdensity , #safehousing , #rentcontrol. We want to help and join up thinking and action with government, private and social sectors to see how we can demand new approaches like Finland's #HousingFirst policies, supporting more @nightingale.housing ( @breathearchitecture ) medium density builds, and better designed, humanist social housing like #AthertonGardens ( @birddelacoeurarchitects + @McCabe_Architects 2012)
#DoYourBit to help and learn more about why every person deserves a home. https://everybodyshome.com.au/about/. .
Ask the new Federal Minister for Homelessness @lukehowarth_mp to create a national housing plan to serve those most in need of a #roofovertheirhead.