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Federal Government warned about rising risk of homelessness from COVID-19 – ABC News

Charities have been inundated with requests for help from people who can no longer pay their rent because they have lost their job due to COVID-19 restrictions. They want — and need — the Government to step up.

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More than 300 community groups have warned tens of thousands of Australian families could be left homeless as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic if the Federal Government does not boost support for social housing projects in this year’s Budget.
Key points:

  • More than 160,000 Australians are waiting for public housing or Indigenous housing
  • People who usually have regular but insecure work and have never sought help in the past are now needing assistance during the pandemic
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