Next time you see a person who is homeless...by Lisa Wood by Raising The Bar published on 2019-05-09T15:00:29Z We are all familiar with the typical media image of homelessness – a person hunched in the doorway or asleep on the footpath with a cardboard sign begging for money. Mental illness or drug use is often assumed to be the cause. How accurate are these stereotypes? What causes homelessness in a city as affluent as ours? Are there really people just like us who are homeless? It has been humbling to realise that Dr Wood too had some inaccurate stereotypes and underestimated just how tough it is to live without a place to call home.