Jack became homeless because of “a few things”, among them trouble with a child support agency.
“It just sort of stemmed from there, I suppose,” Jack, who uses a nickname because he comes from a small town, said.
He is on a priority wait list for government-subsidised housing.
His other concern is finding steady work, and he spent most of Tuesday afternoon this week at a job centre.
“I have picked up a few jobs since I’ve been homeless, but it’s a bit hard sort of trying to go to work and getting up and putting boots on when you’re homeless,” he told ABC Radio Darwin‘s Conor Byrne.
Until a stable roof and income are found, he will spend most nights in a bush camp — a tarpaulin laid in temporary sleeping spots in Darwin’s inner suburbs — close to the agencies and services he relies on.