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Housing

Living in a van never made me dangerous but a supervisor at the coffee chain forced me out because she thought it might.
People are sleeping in “coffin” apartments, illegal shacks and McDonald’s restaurants.
There is a constant threat of sexual violence and harassment against homeless women.
Researchers are just beginning to consider how gentrification could damage longtime residents’ health.
Sixty percent of Australians sleeping rough are outside the major centres.
Free-standing homes keep getting bigger, even as the average house size hits a 20-year low.
The decision to fund a private school or university education used to be the biggest financial decision many parents made for their kids.