My family and I can't be homeless again - make rents affordable for low-income earners!
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Unexpectedly homeless, my 13-year-old daughter, my elderly mum and I were forced to couch surf from place to place. Mum couldn't find an affordable rental, and I was forced to leave my home after a relationship breakdown. I never thought this would happen to us.
All it takes is one crisis. My 73-year-old mother lives with a heart condition, and when it's bad I care for her 24/7. My back injury also requires constant specialist attention – so we all live under the same roof to help cover costs.
We are fighting so hard to make do. But housing is now absurdly expensive with buying or renting near impossible for lots of people like us on low-incomes. Mum's heart condition and my back injury require so many treatments that aren't covered by Medicare.
There are too many families like ours that are being forced into homelessness because there aren't enough affordable homes. Yet politicians are ignoring the issue.
The wait lists for people needing urgent help with housing are years long, and most people are locked out of buying a house. We need more community, low-income housing made available by government. This is a crisis for thousands of families like ours.
My mother and I just want a safe, affordable and secure home that my daughter can grow up in. We know what being homeless is like and we can’t do it again. It would be too much for us all.
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Please, Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten – stop families like ours from becoming homeless again by creating more affordable housing for people on low incomes.
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