Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Inc. (ASYASS), believes that all people have a right to secure, appropriate and affordable housing. Many young people are often disadvantaged in their access to housing through factors such as inexperience, family crisis and breakdown, financial insecurity and community prejudice.
Homelessness is defined by ASYASS as being physically without shelter, or in housing that poses a threat to a person's physical, mental or emotional wellbeing. This also includes people who are unable to find housing and may be perpetually insecure.
Therefore, ASYASS seeks to ensure that young people have equal opportunity and are supported to obtain safe, secure, affordable and accessible housing.