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Philanthropy Australia by Erin Dolan Program Manager - Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
Housing affordability in Australia has become dire, particularly in Australia’s two largest cities. Sydney and Melbourne now rank 3rd and 4th respectively in the list of most unaffordable cities of the world.
The lack of affordable housing is fuelling homelessness.
At our last census, 116, 427 Australians were recorded as homeless, an increase of 13.7 per cent in five years. These numbers should not be ignored.
There are many contributing factors that can lead to a person experiencing homelessness, but the lack of affordable housing remains paramount.
This article is a, not exhaustive, list of ways that philanthropy has recently housed Australians.