The 2016 Census estimated that 6,866 older women were homeless and a further 5,820 older women were living in marginal housing and may be at risk of homelessness.
Years of under-investment into social housing has led to more than 16,000 households on the social housing waitlist with families waiting years for a home.
This significant research project by Liz Lennon, from Focussed Solutions, a single older women with experience of poverty, housing stress and homelessness, brings to life a new future of housing options of housing options.
The Australian National University has released a research paper that details the level of housing stress being experienced by Australians during the COVID-19 crisis.
There is little high quality nationally representative data on the level of housing stress being experienced during the COVID-19 period or on the extent to which Australians have been able to reduce their mortgage and rent payment in light of government policies enabling this.