Tiny Homes For The Homeless
Designer Eco Tiny Homes has a plan to give those who are experiencing homelessness a safe, warm space for respite.
Having built 3 tiny homes for the homeless already in partnership with the Salvation Army, we would like to invite members of the community to contribute to this worthy cause so we can build more tiny homes for the homeless. The tiny home will contain all the essentials including a bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink, a bed, a washer and dryer and a small kitchenette.
The number of homeless people in Australia jumped by more than 14,000 — or 14 per cent — in the five years to 2016, according to census data which also reveals a “significant” increase in older women on the streets and a growing group living in overcrowded accommodation.
The facts on homelessness:
Tonight 116,427 will be homeless
That’s a 14 per cent increase in homelessness over 5 years
Every day, 250 people are turned away from crisis centres across the country
Homelessness increased in NSW, VIC and QLD
One third of homeless people in Australia are under 18 years old.
Young people are more likely to become homeless because they often experience difficulties securing long-term accommodation and are particularly affected by poverty and the shortage of affordable housing in Australia. When faced with the need to leave their family home, young people often have little option but to end up on the streets.
Causes of Homelessness
The causes of homelessness are numerous and complex. Homelessness can be caused by poverty, unemployment or by a shortage of affordable housing, or it can be triggered by family breakdown, mental illness, sexual assault, addiction, financial difficulty, gambling or social isolation. Domestic violence is the single biggest cause of homelessness in Australia.