Housing Plus invite community to connect with homeless

COUCH SURFERS: Housing Plus' Darren Hunter, Fiona Lindsay, Snr Const Granton Smith, Toni Parker, Sarah Miller, Sam Maggs and Nicole Gouge. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0808jkhousing1
COUCH SURFERS: Housing Plus' Darren Hunter, Fiona Lindsay, Snr Const Granton Smith, Toni Parker, Sarah Miller, Sam Maggs and Nicole Gouge. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0808jkhousing1

Housing Plus will host a barbecue in the foyer of its Byng Street office this Friday.

The region’s main provider for homelessness and housing support will invite everyone to learn why the service is currently experiencing unprecedented demand.

Head of community services Penny Dordoy said the get-together would shed light on the issues driving homelessness in Orange and offer insight into what services are available.

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“As well as providing crisis and transitional housing to people that are already homeless, we aim to prevent homelessness by helping people to sustain their tenancy,” she said.

Ms Dordoy said the housing affordability crisis has created a dire shortage of options for people on low incomes, which Housing Plus aims to help combat.

“This is achieved through re-negotiating tenancy agreements, helping to put repayment plans in place, assisting with property care and linking people with services that can assist them with a range of social, welfare and legal needs,” she said.

The barbecue will run from 11am – 3pm.

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