Homelessness rate increase due to lack of social housing

More than 1300 applications have been made in the inner Gippsland region for social housing which represents a five per cent growth in nine months, according to data from the Council to Homeless Persons.

The data comes from analysis of the Victorian Housing Register ahead of national Homelessness Week, which runs from August 6-12, and shows the wait list grew by 62 applications in nine months from 1273 to 1335.

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