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Homeless ‘at all-time high’

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By Natalee Kerr A housing affordability crisis has produced a record number of homeless people across the Geelong region, according to a welfare agency. More than 5000 people in need of housing sought help from local agencies in the past year, said Barwon South West Homelessness Network coordinator Rebecca Callahan. “The request for support has never been as high as it currently is,” Ms Callahan said. She blamed a shortage of affordable private rental properties for driving “record levels” of homelessness in the region. “With more and more people struggling to afford the private rental market, the demand for affordable or social rental properties is outstripping supply,” she said. Continued page 2

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