The Gold Coast Bulletin

Vinnies in cash plea

- Vinnies.org.au

ST Vincent de Paul Society is calling for donations to help the rising number of people facing homelessne­ss.

National president Claire Victory said historical­ly low wages and cuts to income support, coupled with rising house prices and the decline in affordable rental accommodat­ion, were pushing more families into homelessne­ss.

“The government’s coronaviru­s supplement helped keep many struggling families afloat over the past year,” she said.

“When that safety net disappeare­d at the end of March, it left the most vulnerable members of our community with nowhere to turn.

“In the second year of the pandemic, families are fighting to stay in their own homes, and right around the country it is children who are bearing the greatest burden.”

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