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Older people are the fastest growing subpopulation of people experiencing homelessness and of people using homelessness services in the nation, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Women are most at risk with the number of older homeless women increasing by over 30% between 2011 and 2016 to nearly 7,000.
But finally social housing for women aged over 55 is gathering pace.
Earlier this week, a new venture, Local, announced it had in excess of $500 million from Macquarie Bank’s Macquarie