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Underworks to provide essential winter clothing for those in need

Underworks to provide essential winter clothing for those in need

July 24th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

In response to alarming statistics revealing that tens of thousands of Australians who are experiencing homelessness this winter, Underworks is committed to donating 30,000 essential clothing items in 2024.

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New CBD homelessness service for Aboriginal Victorians

July 4th, 2024 - Sean Car

The state government has launched a new pilot site for Aboriginal people experiencing or at risk of homelessness on Bourke St.

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Rough sleepers “tip of the iceberg” in homelessness crisis

February 20th, 2024 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne has launched a new homelessness strategy to address the city’s “housing and homelessness crisis”.

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Hubs to support more Melburnians experiencing homelessness

December 16th, 2022 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne is boosting its support for Melburnians experiencing homelessness, partnering with the Salvation Army to offer meals and outreach services at a night-time café in the CBD.   

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Push for national response to homelessness

February 24th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

The leader of a charity who threw his support behind a CBD project last year to create an emergency housing shelter says it “doesn’t surprise” him that a national homelessness strategy has yet to be developed.

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Unison CEO hopes council housing project could be the first of many in the CBD

January 27th, 2022 - Sean Car

When Unison CEO James King first got wind that the City of Melbourne was looking to transform one of its CBD properties into housing for rough sleepers, he knew his organisation was well-placed to deliver its vision. 

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Resident fears for her safety as luxury apartment tower becomes a hotbed for violence, drug activity

January 27th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A resident of a lavish CBD skyscraper says she no longer feels comfortable living at her newly developed apartment building as it becomes overrun with violence and illegal drug activity. 

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Lock them out, lock them up or lock them in?

September 23rd, 2021 - CBD News

It has been really interesting hearing the increased anger and frustration in the conversations that I have been having with people around the city in recent times.

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Homeless no more

September 23rd, 2021 - CBD News

About 10 months ago, Shane moved to Melbourne’s CBD with nothing but a blanket and a scooter.

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More people sleeping rough

July 30th, 2014 - CBD News

The number of people sleeping rough on Melbourne’s street has significantly increased over the past year, according to the annual StreetCount survey.

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