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June 30, 2020

‘A smile means more to me than a dollar’: St Georges Terrace stalwart bids farewell to life on the streets

The signs are always the same. A positive message of hope in bold, colourful letters, written on a small cardboard cutout and left to rest on […]
June 25, 2020

Social housing with zero running costs: Is this WA’s boldest COVID-19 jobs plan?

Stephen King was running an insulation company in Perth 18 months ago when he got the call that would make him a poorer yet happier man. […]
May 4, 2020

Rough sleepers in Perth hotels face uncertain future as WA flattens the curve

By Marta Pascual Juanola May 2, 2020 — 7.12am The future of nearly 30 rough sleepers housed in a five-star Perth hotel remains uncertain, with the state […]
April 30, 2020

Ten thousand meals to help Fremantle homeless and poverty stricken

By Amanda Murthy The effects on an on-going pandemic, means tough times for everyone. But thanks to St Pat’s Community Support Centre (St Patrick’s) in Fremantle, […]
April 2, 2020

Homeless with nowhere to go told they can’t sleep rough

People living on the streets have been told by authorities they may no longer be allowed to sleep rough as NSW’s peak homelessness body fears the […]
April 2, 2020

Migrants face homelessness as coronavirus measures ignore foreign workers

The Migrant Workers Centre in Victoria has been inundated with nearly 2000 requests for help from temporary visa holders left out of the government’s coronavirus relief […]
March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: homeless face race against time to self-isolate

Charities warn of ticking time bomb if rough sleepers succumb to Covid-19 in crammed shelters Alexandra Topping Sun 22 Mar 2020 21.01 AEDTLast modified on Mon 23 […]
March 19, 2020

Help for Vic homeless amid coronavirus

An extra $6 million will be given to Victorian homelessness agencies with extra resources to find temporary housing for rough sleepers during the coronavirus crisis. The […]
November 21, 2019

How $2000 helped a man living on Perth’s streets for six years get a job and home

The last 11 months for Robin Roebuck has been hard but a “life-changing helping hand from the public” means he’s no longer suicidal and now sees […]
November 19, 2019

Robbed from the most vulnerable: money swindled in WA corruption scandal could have put a roof over thousands

By Daile Cross and Lauren Pilat November 18, 2019 — 1.58pm The agency charged with advocating for homeless people and social housing needs is outraged at the “breathtaking” corruption […]
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