Homelessness Forum

Thursday 02 August 2018

Come along to the Reading Room at Fitzroy Town Hall from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 2 August as The Ewing Trust and Fitzroy Library present this very special free event in recognition of Homelessness Week 2018.

In 2016, the Australian Census revealed that homelessness had increased to more than 116,000 people. The greatest factor in this increase is people born overseas, mainly from India, China, Afghanistan, Thailand and Taiwan. Most are in severely crowded dwellings, and in their twenties and thirties.

We know that there is a housing crisis, with only a handful of houses in the major cities affordable to people on low income. We know that becoming homeless is traumatic, and negotiating the homelessness system is complex.

For people born overseas, without family or resources, and with language challenges, and for older women, who have fewer resources and lower incomes, homelessness is becoming more likely. Come along to hear from people who have lived experience of homelessness and from services committed to doing all they can to help them in an increasingly challenging climate.

This event is free, although you must book your spot to attend.

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Fitzroy Town Hall

Date and time:
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Thursday 02 August 2018

Fitzroy Town Hall, Reading Room, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy