Jump in homeless number in regional Victoria

April 23, 2024 8:43 am in by

Sixty-one of Victoria’s eighty local municipalities have seen big jumps in their homeless populations, according to a new report.

The number of Victorians sleeping rough has jumped by fourteen-percent.

A report by the Council to Homeless Persons says local government areas in Melbourne and regional cities are at the centre of a crippling housing crisis.

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However figures show 380 employed people in Mildura sought help from homelessness services in the last financial year, with three-quarters of those being female.

The Council on Homeless Persons says there’s a savage cost of living storm.



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