50 more beds

Melbourne City Mission’s Frontyard Integrated Youth Service in King St is to receive funding for at least 50 more beds to house the city’s homeless youth.

Frontyard is one of the four projects to share in $25 million from the State Government’s Accommodation for the Homeless fund.

Expressions of interest for the $50 million Rapid Housing Assistance Fund closed on June 17, with the government receiving more than 20 applications from the community housing sector.

The fund aims to provide at least 130 new social housing properties and 100 head-leased properties to help people in housing crisis as a result of family violence.

The funds for the 230 social housing properties are part of a $152 million state government response to recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The government says it is focusing on early intervention to prevent homelessness.

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