Couchsurfing and living in cars: 11,000 tertiary students are homeless
'On the last census night, 10,813 university or TAFE students were homeless, according to statistics released recently. Of those, 1117 were living in facilities for the homeless, 1073 were couchsurfing and 1765 were in boarding houses. Close to 7000 were living in "severely overcrowded" homes, and 81 were sleeping rough or in cars.
The figures show tertiary students represent nearly 10 per cent of all homeless Australians.'
Michael Koziol, immigration and legal affairs reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, reports