Home is a privilege most of us take for granted. But for the hundreds of thousands who experience or are at risk of homelessness, that right is not always recognised.

On any given night in Australia over 100,000 people are homeless, by 2020 we must reduce the number of people who are homeless by half.

We won’t end homelessness if we only focus on the homelessness that we can see, ie: people who live on the street.

We need to set targets that encompass all of the different experiences, i.e.: people sleeping in cars, people couch surfing with friends or extended families, people living in boarding houses in of homelessness in Australia.

Snapshot of Youth Homelessness

Understanding youth homelessness is complex and there is a need to understand the range of experiences. Read more.

Cost of Youth Homelessness

The personal and societal costs of young people becoming and remaining homeless are high! Read more.


NYCH has posted a list of frequently asked questions and answers about youth homelessness. Read more.

Interactive maps

NYCH has developed a number of interactive maps of the numbers of homelessness people around Australia. Read more.