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Homeless here facing tough times

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August 14, 2017

THINGS aren’t much better for single parents on support income and/or aged pensioner couples.

According to the report people in this category can only afford 10 per and 11 per cent of properties respectively, paying about $214 a week.

Single parents with two children, aged under five and 10, and who are on minimum wage and also are receiving family tax benefits, can afford around 34 per cent of available properties (paying $285 a week).

Homelessness Week – which is a nationwide campaign established to highlight the work of the homelessness sector, recognise barriers to ending homelessness across Australia and recognise those experiencing homelessness – wrapped up on Friday.

‘‘Homelessness Week is an opportunity for us to be able to raise awareness of why people become homeless, its devastating effects on individuals and how it impacts on the whole community,’’ Ms Doody said.

■IF you are having accommodation challenges you can contact St Luke’s Anglicare in Echuca on 5482 0900 or the Salvation Army on 5482 6722.

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