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Homelessness in Melbourne: Confronting the Challenge

Homelessness is a major social issue in Australia. The 2001 census reported that 100,000 Australians were without a home on census night. In Victoria, there were just over 20,000 homeless people and 14,000 of them were in metropolitan Melbourne.

The rate of homelessness was even higher in the inner suburbs of the other capital cities – particularly Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. This confirms what most service providers know intuitively: homelessness is a significant issue in the inner suburbs of the capital cities.

This report analyses the experiences of 4,252 homeless people and 934 people who were at risk of homelessness. The research was carried out by the Centre for Applied Social Research at RMIT University, HomeGround Services and the Salvation Army Crisis Services.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: RMIT Publishing
Place of Publication: Melbourne
Resource Type: Report
ISBN: 9781921166471
EISBN: 9781921166471
Publication Year: c2007
Subject Covered: Social services & public welfare; Social groups