August 3rd, 2022Homelessness
Eight new homes in Daylesford and Clunes will be built as part of the State Government’s Big Housing Build. More than 12,000 will be built across Victoria for those on the Victorian Housing Register.
Local community groups across the Hepburn Shire estimate there are currently at least 40 people homeless, at risk of homelessness or sleeping rough – people of all ages including children and the elderly.
Hepburn Shire missed out on temporary modular homes that the State Government started delivering last month (also part of the Big Housing Build) to at-risk community members across the state.
When asked why, Hepburn Shire Council CEO Bradley Thomas said the council wasn’t “approached to participate in the program”. However a state government spokesperson confirmed the program was not by invite and all councils had the opportunity to apply for the modular homes.
The Local will commence a series in the coming weeks and months looking at the groups desperate to make a difference to vulnerable community members, share stories from locals caught in the crossfire of the housing shortage nightmare and how the community can come together to make a difference.
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