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Feb 5, 2021 | Advocacy, News, Parliament

Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:47): My constituency question today is for the Minister for Housing. At the end of last year the government announced that they would be extending the hotel and motel accommodation for the homeless until April this year. Despite this, many individuals from our electorate have reported receiving letters stating that ongoing funding was ending in November last year. Despite housing agencies stating they would attempt to contact these people regarding alternative housing options by the end of November, it seems no-one had reached out. This left them having to either pay the full cost of their room or to check out. For many of those experiencing homelessness the only option was to check out. The information I seek is: why were the individuals experiencing homelessness kicked out of hotel accommodation and not placed into suitable housing when the government extended the funding to April?

 

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