Homeless a growing worry

A LACK of affordable and appropriate housing options in Sunraysia is the biggest challenge facing those at risk of homelessness, according to local agencies.

This comes as organisations across the country put the most vulnerable members of our community in the spotlight during Homelessness Week, with the aim of raising awareness of its impact.

Dot Phelan is a Department of Human Services social worker in Mildura and she said while there were many factors contributing to local homelessness – including family violence – lack of housing had a major effect.

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