Housing and homelessness problems in regional New South Wales have reached a crisis point, with legal advocates fielding a surge in calls for assistance.
Legal Aid NSW says services provided to clients at risk of losing their homes have increased by 53 percent in the past year.
Calls for help have mostly come from regional areas, where the combination of tree-changers and widespread flooding has gutted the affordable rental market.
“There’s basically no social housing available,” one beneficiary of the legal assistance, Joel Renshaw, told AAP.
The Gubbagunyo man and Lismore resident evacuated his temporary accommodation in February due to flooding and moved into his mother’s one-bedroom flat….
Source: The Epoch Times
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