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We are all very much aware of the homeless issue in our Northern Rivers Region and for this year’s Homelessness Week, the theme is Housing ends homelessness.

Key messages are:

  • Right now, more than 116,000 Australians are homeless
  • On any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless
  • The main causes of homelessness are poverty, unaffordable rents, and family violence
  • To fix these problems we need a national plan to end homelessness and a national housing strategy to deliver 500,000 social and affordable rental homes
  • We need homes that people can afford to end homelessness
  • Currently 195,000 Australians are on social housing waiting lists
  • Despite the increased need, federal homelessness funding has remained static. 1-in -3 people were turned away from homelessness services last year due to a lack of resources .

 

 

 

 

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This year, NCCH staff participated in “Wear a flannie to Work” Day on 7 August to help raise awareness.  We also contributed to a food donation drive which was donated to local charity Our Two Hands.   Here are some photos from our event …

 

 

 

 

 



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