The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the Specialist Homelessness Services Annual Report 2016-17 providing an overview of specialist homelessness services provided during the year and insights into specific client groups. The report shows an increase in clients of 3 percent from the previous year, with more people assisted into private dwellings (6 in 10) than social housing (4 in 10). Among those at risk of becoming homeless, a high proportion (40 percent) had or were experiencing domestic and family violence. The report also shows that 261 requests for assistance were unable to be met each day, with most (7 in 10) daily unassisted requests including a need for some type of accommodation support.