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Housing security is a critical need for people seeking asylum

1 Dec, 2020

Housing underpins success. It is the cornerstone of  successful integration into society; underpinning health, wellbeing, and employment. Gaining a place to live allows people seeking asylum to think and organise their lives and find some stability and … hope.

During this Covid period we have been delivering to people across Sydney.  We are seeing the impact of financial distress on people seeking asylum and their difficult housing situation. What has been really shocking to us is that we are now seeing three or four families sharing one dwelling. People are sharing rooms, apartments and are constantly on the move, People are saying to us, “We do not feel safe living like this.”

Frances Rush OAM, CEO.