Who is homeless and why?

Homelessness can look different for different people. When people have nowhere else to go, they are forced to make some difficult choices about where to sleep each night. It may be on a friend’s couch, sleeping in their car, finding an out of the way public place or a bed in a rooming house. There is not enough safe accommodation available in our community. Anchor is a housing referrer, so we work to match individuals and families with suitable accommodation. There is currently a shortfall of 650 units in the Yarra Ranges*. We are looking forward to seeing this change, but for now we can only continue to work hard to support people with the limited options that are available. #HW2018

(*Data from research produced by the Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance. EAHA research shows that there is a minimum supply shortfall of 7,970 social housing homes in the Eastern Metropolitan Region, for more information see: http://www.zonein.net.au/ )