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- 2 April, 2023
Catholics urged to speak up over possible funding cut to homeless
Catholics are being urged to speak up for the homeless and lobby for a continuation of federal funding that provides support workers for those seeking shelter. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Victorians in ‘life-changing’ housing scheme face homelessness again
Hundreds of participants in a “life-changing” Victorian housing program designed to permanently end rough sleeping face the prospect of returning to homelessness after being served with eviction notices. Source: The Guardian.
Vinnies warns homelessness services under threat
The St Vincent de Paul Society says homelessness services are under threat at a time of surging demand, as fears mount that the Albanese Government will defund hundreds of specialist homelessness support workers around the country.
More funding fails to stem rise in ACT’s rate of long-term homelessness
The ACT’s rate of long-term homelessness – already the worst in the nation – has continued to rise despite a bigger spend on support services. Source: The Canberra Times.
Country towns recording rises in homelessness
Australia’s country towns are experiencing rising homelessness as rents skyrocket, vacancy rates plummet and people on low incomes find themselves unable to afford a home. Source: The Age.
Funding boost for Good Sams’ crisis refuge for women and children
The Good Samaritan Inn’s vision to expand its residential services for women and children fleeing family violence or homelessness is edging closer to reality, thanks to a Victorian Government grant and a donation from Marist Sisters Australia. Source: The Good Oil.
Pope blesses ‘begging statue’ that will help Vincentians build homes
A dove in flight lays a blanket over a homeless person in a new sculpture blessed by Pope Francis on Wednesday. Source: Crux.
Number of older homeless women ‘to double in a decade’
A major new report by progressive think tank Per Capita has found that the number of homeless women over 55 is expected to double in less than a decade. Source: CSSA.