Central Coast Homelessness In Pollies’ Sights

Push to help 1,000 sleeping rough

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The Central Coast’s homelessness problem is back in the spotlight this week.

Council has overnight moved to ask the state government to set up an outreach team in the region to help tackle the issue.

Coast Shelter CEO Laurie Maher has welcomed Central Coast Council’s push, saying it comes at a perfect time given an extra $61 million is being committed to the sector in this month's state budget.

It comes as more than 1,000 of us struggled with safe and permanent accommodation across the combined Gosford and Wyong area during the last Census.

Meantime, Federal Labor Senator Doug Cameron's heading to the Gosford-based homelessness service for a forum at 11:30am tomorrow.

“The first thing we would be asking if they get into government is to look at funding services like our community centre to provide assistance,” Mr Maher said.

Coast Shelter reps also hopes the Opposition will commit to building more affordable rental accommodation locally for people on low incomes.

13 June 2018

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