Church praised for action on homelessness
Our community should be rightly concerned about the increasing presence of homeless people in our community.
We need more organisations with the capacity to do so, to provide safe, stable housing for those who are currently forced to live on our streets.
I commend St Patrick’s for proposing to renovate and repurpose Penola House at a time when the need is urgent and obvious. It is heartening to see the Church taking the lead in this regard and thinking residents will be pleased to see this facility in our neighbourhood. I dismiss the flawed economic argument espoused in an unsigned letter I received on September 1, that property values in our street will tumble as a consequence. Property values are driven by a complexity of factors that will not be impacted.