Wyong rally puts spotlight on housing crisis

Uniting NSW ACT is hosting a rally at Wyong on Wednesday, May 11, to address homelessness and the housing crisis.

The community is invited to participate in the rally to raise awareness of the rental and housing crisis and the essential homelessness support needed on the Central Coast.

It will be held between 3.30pm and 4.30pm at the Uniting Doorways Central Coast and Homelessness Interagency at 38 Pacific Highway, Wyong. 

Jade Brown, Uniting’s Coordinator for Youth and Homelessness on the Central Coast, said the rally was to draw attention to the housing crisis so many Central Coast locals face.  

“We need more funding for additional Central Coast temporary crisis accommodation to support the most vulnerable in our community.,” she said.

“We want to see funding for Sleep Buses, a possible safe rough sleeping option and free access to empty nursing homes for older people experiencing homelessness. 

“The current rental crisis on the Central Coast is pushing more people into homelessness services and we need increased funding for more case management services to help people in need navigate the private rental market, Housing NSW and other vital supports such as Health and Psychosocial supports. 

“Longer-term housing solutions are also required.

“We need 6000 more affordable housing dwellings to keep up with housing demand in the Central Coast,” Brown said. 

Source:
Media release, May 9
Uniting NSW ACT 

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