Up to 80 women and children sleep in their cars in a Greater Geelong church carpark guarded by volunteers every night, an inquiry into homelessness has heard.
Olivia Shying, Geelong Advertiser
Up to 80 women and children sleep in their cars in a guarded church carpark each night because they have nowhere else to go, an inquiry into homelessness has heard.
A state parliamentary inquiry investigating homelessness in Victoria heard startling submissions from Barwon region agencies on Monday.
Geelong-based service Bethany Community Support representatives said more 3000 people were on the region’s public housing waiting lists, meaning it was effectively “impossible” to find secure funded accommodation.
The inquiry chaired, by MP Fiona Patten, continues.
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