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News Housing and homelessness
29 Aug 2018
For the first time in Australia, service providers and policymakers are able to see where people most need help – thanks to the Ask Izzy Open Data Platform.
7 Aug 2018
It can be difficult and sometimes daunting to see people struggling with homelessness. If you want to help but don't know where to start, we've provided some advice on some positive steps you can take.
6 Aug 2018
One of the stars of SBS's
Filthy Rich & Homeless says more funding needs to be directed to Ask Izzy to help break the cycle of homelessness.
15 Jun 2018
Ask Izzy's dedicated team of updaters play a crucial role in ensuring that people facing crisis can access essential support services such as shelter, food, clothing and health care.
30 May 2018
On any given night in Australia, almost 28,000 young people are homeless. Help us break the cycle of youth homelessness by supporting Ask Izzy.
10 May 2018
There have now been more than 1 million searches for help on Ask Izzy since it was launched in early 2016 – but we're not celebrating.
9 May 2018
With 91 percent of households connecting to the internet through computers, laptops and mobile devices, seeking help for sensitive issues online is becoming more and more common.
13 Apr 2018
Ask Izzy now has a quick exit button to help increase safety for people at risk or experiencing family violence.
14 Mar 2018
Find out what the latest data is telling us two years on from the launch of Ask Izzy, the mobile website that connects people in need to housing, meals, support and counselling and more.
10 Jan 2018
When Alicia Wheatley, Senior Adviser Aboriginal Engagement and Outcomes at DHHS, noticed a woman looking distressed and helpless at a community food bank, she was compelled to extend a helping hand.