Illawarra’s huge rise in homelessness

Illawarra Mercury 17 December 2013

A lack of public housing and the high cost of rental properties had forced many people in the Illawarra to couch surf or to become homeless, Julie Mitchell of Wollongong Emergency Family Housing said yesterday.

Ms Mitchell was commenting on a new federal government survey which showed 244,000 Australians used homelessness services in the past financial year – an increase of 3 per cent.

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