hidden homelessness


We are the first to call out poor reporting of homelessness issues, and have even created media guidelines for journalists reporting on homelessness. We’re also keen to commend good, balanced coverage of homelessness, and printed below is a piece by the Herald Sun that is just that. It shifts the […]

The Hidden Homeless – HERALD SUN Editorial


To mark Homelessness Week 2017, Council to Homeless Persons analysed Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data to expose trends in ‘hidden’ forms of homelessness. Just 6% of people who are experiencing homelessness are sleeping on the street. The majority are effectively invisible to society.  This data shows that hidden […]

Rise in hidden forms of homelessness triggers call for 100,000 ...



Anti-Poverty Week – what does it cost to be homeless if you’re couchsurfing? To mark Anti-Poverty Week 2014, we are exploring how poverty leads to homelessness and homelessness entrenches poverty. We have created two fictional case studies of people experiencing homelessness and examined their living costs weighed up against their income. These […]

What does it cost to be homeless and couchsurfing?