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Cait Kelly, Josh Butler
Homelessness Australia said between December and March demand for homelessness services rose 7.5% across Australia amid soaring rents and record low vacancy rates. In total, an extra 6,658 people sought help.
The biggest rise in demand for homelessness services was seen in Queensland (12.9% rise) followed by Western Australia (11.1%) and New South Wales (10.2%), according to the report, which was released on Friday.