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The former homeless woman who found a sanctuary and art during COVID

The former homeless woman who found a sanctuary and art during COVID

Painter, a former homeless woman, is holding an art exhibition at the East Melbourne hotel that housed her during the pandemic.

  • by Jewel Topsfield

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Reverend Bill Crews: ‘Be grateful, every day. Do your best. Say yes to everything’

Reverend Bill Crews: ‘Be grateful, every day. Do your best. Say yes to everything’

The Sydney-based Uniting Church minister, broadcaster and author discusses why he steers clear of a political career, the annoyance that is the ageing process, and the reason he dedicated his new book to the Dalai Lama.

  • by Benjamin Law
Zahra should never have ended up living in her car after giving birth
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Zahra should never have ended up living in her car after giving birth

In Victoria, where we both live, there are nearly 50,000 people on public housing waiting lists. That number will only increase now that income support is being wound back.

  • by Jamila Rizvi
School gyms and tent cities: Government support fails to ‘hit the mark’ for renters as moratorium ends

School gyms and tent cities: Government support fails to ‘hit the mark’ for renters as moratorium ends

For the past seven months now, 22-year-old Patricia Dellaporte and her partner have been looking for a new home for their young family. Despite attending dozens of home opens, they are yet to find somewhere to live.

  • by Tess Ingram
Homelessness services fear turning people away if wage funding isn’t renewed

Homelessness services fear turning people away if wage funding isn’t renewed

Federal money to cover higher wages for the sector’s mostly female workers runs out at the end of June, leaving services fearing a cash crunch.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Without more investment, it would take 1300 years to house every person on WA’s social housing waitlist

Without more investment, it would take 1300 years to house every person on WA’s social housing waitlist

Meanwhile, in the private sector, people are spending more on rent and being forced into bidding wars, sparking fears among service providers they may flock to social housing if unable to secure accommodation.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
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COVID-19 measures reduced rough sleeping but will the change be permanent?

COVID-19 measures reduced rough sleeping but will the change be permanent?

Across NSW 1131 people are sleeping rough, a decline of 14 per cent in a year after a push to house people during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Homeless people stuck in ‘unsuitable, sometimes dangerous’ accommodation

Homeless people stuck in ‘unsuitable, sometimes dangerous’ accommodation

Parliamentary inquiry finds one in 57 Victorians sought help over homelessness in 2018-19 and recommends the government look at forcing developers to include social housing in major new developments.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
As WA working families start to call, housing support workers face ‘tsunami’ of homelessness

As WA working families start to call, housing support workers face ‘tsunami’ of homelessness

WA social sector experts predict a “tsunami of homelessness” with as many as 100,000 people affected when the moratorium on rental evictions ends in an already tight market.

  • by Tess Ingram
Perth hoteliers at centre of homeless housing scandal arrested, one charged

Perth hoteliers at centre of homeless housing scandal arrested, one charged

Hotel owner Eddie Kamil and his accountant were demanding $40,000 from the state government for accommodating rough sleepers in the days after Fremantle’s ‘tent city’ was dismantled.

  • by Mia Egerton-Warburton
‘Regrettable’ Fremantle tent city brought no benefit to rough sleepers, council reports

‘Regrettable’ Fremantle tent city brought no benefit to rough sleepers, council reports

Fremantle’s ‘tent city’ became a focal point for both major political parties ahead of the election and a source of tension between the state government and the City of Fremantle.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola