• In the Northern Territory, 13 717 people are experiencing homelessness right now. This is 12 times the national average.
  • We all need a safe, secure and affordable place to sleep each night. Without one, it’s harder for sick people to get better (and they’re more likely to get sick!), families are more likely to break-down, and children are less likely to get the education they deserve
  • Across the Northern Territory 2505 women were turned away from services in 2017-18 alone. Many of these women are experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence and urgently need a safe place.
  • Approximately forty-seven percent of all people seeking homelessness services reported family and domestic violence as a reason for seeking assistance. Yet in the NT, almost half of the people seeking help are unable to be assisted.
  • 16.5% of all Territorians under the age of 18 are experiencing homelessness.
  • 81% of people defined as homeless in the NT live in severely crowded dwellings.It could be your neighbour
  • Despite the highest rates of homelessness in the country, the NT receives the least amount of funding support from the federal government.
  • The NT receives just $19 million in funding from the Federal Government – eight times less than the $157 million in funding WA receives despite having a smaller homeless population of about 9000. #howsthatfair
  • Housing Ends Homelessness: We need homes that people can afford and an adequately funded service sector. Getting stuck on a housing waitlist for 6 years is unacceptable (average wait times across the territory range from 4 – 8 years)
  • Homelessness results in significant social and economic costs not just to individuals and their families, but also to communities and the nation as a whole. The annual cost to the community of rough sleeping has been estimated as exceeding $25 000 per person

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