Struggle to keep Asylum Seekers from Homelessness

By Miriam Webber

Updated May 24 2022 – 6:18pm, first published 5:30am

Community agencies say they have pitched in on rents for some 20 families seeking asylum in order to keep them off the streets, with housing programs “oversubscribed and very full”.

Companion House, Canberra Refugee Support and St Vincent de Paul are calling on the ACT government to expand two housing programs for asylum seekers and invest two rounds of $90,000 into a fund keeping asylum seekers from homelessness.

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