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Bucking the trend – no Christmas joy for NT homeless as numbers rise again

More and more people are seeking support from specialist homelessness services in the NT, while fewer people over the past 12 months have been supported into housing, says affordable housing and homelessness peak body NT Shelter.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)’s 2019 Annual Report reveals that more people in the Northern Territory that presented for services were already homeless compared to the previous year (36% compared to 32%). Of real concern, the number of Territorians assisted into housing declined from 34% in 2017-18 to 25% in 2018-19.

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