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As WA working families start to call, housing support workers face ‘tsunami’ of homelessness


“We are worried we are going to find people in enormous rental stress. Their options aren’t great – either they pay more on their rent to stay in their home or for whatever reason they may need to leave the property and there’s not a lot of choice for them to find another home.”

Renee Taylor is a housing support worker at Anglicare and said the stories she heard were heartbreaking.

“We are getting people that wouldn’t normally ring us asking for housing services… we normally get people with previous tenancy issues or people experiencing financial hardship but we are getting working couples and families ringing asking for help because they can’t get a house,” she said.

“I have also had women living in cars with kids,…



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