Misconceptions Of Homelessness

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There are many misconceptions of homelessness. Most people are scared of homeless people because they are dirty and look grumpy and mean. But everyone just has to understand that they are good people and just haven’t had a shower in a long time. There are many stereotypes of homeless people that people think of when the word is mentioned. Most people think that all homeless people are males. This is certainly not true. The percentage of homeless women to men it a lot different to what everyone would think. 67.6% of homeless people are male and 32.4% female. There is a lot more females that anyone would think. 25% are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and 30% are from overseas. Most people think homeless people are really old