Australians with disability face the housing crisis silently

A recent study from the Australian Institute of health and welfare reveals a concerning situation for people with disabilities,

showing that only six percent of those facing homelessness or its risk have access to the long-term housing they need.

This comes at a time when demand for social housing is high, and accessibility and affordability remain significant challenges, as highlighted by recent advocacy efforts from the Disability Royal Commission and NDIS review.

Image: Photo by Tom Rumble on Unsplash

Produced By: Moemina Shukur

Featured In Story: Maiy Azize – Everybody’s Home spokesperson , and Jeff Smith – CEO of Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 21 December 2023