15,000 seniors are homeless

Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Homelessness Australia estimates there’s 2,000 Australians over the age of 75 sleeping rough on any given night. Many of them widows.

We are a nation obsessed with youth. The plight of first home buyers is dominating the housing affordability debate. As Scott Morrison drip feeds us budget lifebuoys for childless 20-something couples still living at home, little attention is paid to the 15,000 homeless seniors.

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