When Kevin Rudd announced the White Paper on homelessness I realised that homelessness was more of a problem in our country than I had ever realised.
The video below is a short look at youth homelessness, which I produced while at university.
Whether the nation is experiencing an economic crisis or an economic boom, thousands of Australians experience hardship.
Homelessness is not a distant or rare issue and it affects families, adults and youth in our community.
A homeless reality will introduce you to a few people close to this national problem.