Federal Labor is marking Homelessness Week by urging the Morrison government to fund the construction of more social housing.
Labor points to the last Census that showed more than 116,000 people are estimated to be homeless in Australia.
It says in times of economic crisis, housing construction has often played a key role in economic recovery.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says Labor has been calling on the government for months to fund the construction of more social housing.
"This would be a win-win," Mr Albanese said in a joint statement with his housing and homelessness spokesman Jason Clare on Sunday.
"It would provide work for thousands of tradies and put a roof over the head of Australians who desperately need it."