Substance abusers have highest rate of homelessness

JOBLESS Australians with a history of homelessness and those with a drug or alcohol problem are still less likely to find a home, even with government support, new research has found.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, released today, provides key evidence of the scale of the problem of addressing homelessness in Australia.

It found that of 94,000 "clients" of homelessness services across the nation, four key groups of people were unlikely to find a home unless they got extra, long-term support.

Those groups were the unemployed, those with no income or those only receiving government income support, those with a past history of homelessness and people with a drug or alcohol problem.

The report found drug and alcohol abusers had the highest rates of homelessness both before and after getting support to find a safe place to sleep.

-APN NEWSDESK



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