What do the major parties have planned to address homelessness?
- Monday 13 May
- 2pm to 3.30pm
- Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford Street Newtown
For a country as wealthy as Australia, it is shameful that on any given night, 1 in 200 people are homeless. Single women over 55 are the fastest growing group to experience homelessness, increasing by 31% since the last Census in 2016.
We are facing a national crisis that is not getting the attention it deserves.
Each year, more than 123,000 Australian parents and their children do not have a safe place to call home. 189,404 are on the waiting list for social housing. Rough sleepers represent just 7% of all homelessness nationally. They are the tip of the iceberg.
A free forum has been organized to enable members of the public to hear about the issues, the solutions and how the Liberal Party, Labor Party and Australian Greens propose to address this injustice.
It will be held on Monday, 13 May at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre from 2pm to 3.30pm. Register at Eventbrite http://bit.ly/Homeless2019 or just turn up.
Older Women’s Network NSW * Newtown Neighbourhood Centre * Mercy Foundation * Shelter NSW * Homelessness NSW * Women’s Housing Company * COTA