Lived experience of homelessness has changed the attitude of a Tasmanian mother, saying it could happen to anyone.
Lillian Phillis and her two children, aged five and two-years-old, have been homeless for four months.
"It's not just happening in the big cities, it's happening in Devonport," Miss Phillis said.
"This can happen to anyone and can happen quite quickly. I never thought this would happen to me."
She said she knew of other families resorting to living in a campervan in their parents' backyard.
"There's a lot of people going through this."
Miss Phillis said she and her children had been staying at holiday accommodation since July and were now temporarily at an old airbnb at Hawley Beach in north west Tasmania until December 27.
She said she had applied for at least 130 properties since being notified to vacate their Devonport home in April.
Miss Phillis said the stress of looking for a house meant she had resigned from her part time job to have more time to focus on resolving her housing situation.
"When I go to an open home, the majority of real estate agents now know my name and know my situation.
"The number of people attending can range from five to, one I went to had about 30-40 people."
She said she had applied for houses from Port Sorell through to Ulverstone, including a couple in Penguin.
Miss Phillis said she had been in contact with Anglicare throughout the house hunting process.
"When I first went in, they said I would have better luck and it would be quicker to get a private rental."
She has reached out to local politicians, including having a meeting with Labor Braddon MHA Shane Broad to discuss her situation and was offered some ideas.
Miss Phillis said there wasn't enough support for people and families in her situation.
"Luckily I've really put myself out there to get support.
"You have to go through the correct channels, it's not an easy thing."
She said she didn't know where her family would be moving to after their current stay.