To date, the program has paid out over $100,000 in earned income and helped 24 individuals experiencing homelessness secure stable housing.
While advocates push for more affordable housing solutions, instead city governments have been cracking down on unhoused people with increasingly punitive measures that criminalize homelessness.
Homelessness is becoming more dispersed across major cities in Australia.
Fines and jail terms cannot solve homelessness.
Some say safe-parking programs aren’t a solution to homelessness. But these women and families are grateful this church has one.
The solar-powered tent has button-powered lights, USB ports, and a sanitizing UVC light.
It would not make economic sense to cut funding for a cost-effective intervention that provides a solution to homelessness.