What does it cost to be homeless and couchsurfing?

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 case studies are not real people, but represent very real and typical scenarios of people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

The single parent living in a rooming house – Mary, 38 yo

The couchsurfer – Tony, 19 yo