This week, the NSW Government announced that it was planning to spend $3.8 million to house 500 people in the city’s homeless shelter.
But there are serious questions about how that will work and how long it will last.
The Government says it will take care of those who will stay overnight and will have staff and volunteers to look after them.
However, that hasn’t been enough for some of the people living in the shelters.
“We need to be able to provide services,” said one of the men who has lived in the shelter since July.
We need to put them on a housing programme.” “
We don’t need to spend money on people that are on the streets.
We need to put them on a housing programme.”
This week’s Budget, which will be delivered by the end of the month, will be the final chance to address the problem.
The Coalition government announced it was scrapping the $30,000 homeless payment, and replacing it with a one-off payment of $3,000.
This will allow the homeless to stay in the community while they pay their way through the temporary program.
But that’s not all.
The homeless have been told they will be paid for their rent as part of the transition to the new payments.
This means the homeless will still be paying rent for months after they are homeless, and that will impact on how long they stay in shelters.
The government has also announced it will allow people to stay on their property and rent out a car until they can find a permanent home.
“I’ve been living in a caravan for three months now,” said John, who asked not to be named.
“The car is so dirty, and it’s a mess.
The food is disgusting.
The water is a disaster.”
John says he will still need to pay rent for a couple of months before he can move out.
“People are so scared of the city,” he said.
“When I first moved in, I thought it was going to change.
Now I just don’t think I can go home again.”
The Homeless Coalition of NSW has also welcomed the announcement.
But it’s unclear if it will be enough to help the people who are already living in shelters, or whether they will remain there for months or years.
The group’s executive director, Sarah Pynchon, said the government’s announcement was a positive step, but it still wasn’t enough.
“At the end, this announcement is a step in the right direction, but we’re still not where we need to go,” she said.
”We’re just waiting for the money to come in to cover the transition.
“A spokesperson for the City of Sydney said it was still committed to housing all homeless people.
They have been working closely with the NSW government to ensure all new housing is made available, including in existing shelters.
In the meantime, the City has also made some changes to its new Homeless Strategy, which includes offering $10 vouchers for people who live in temporary accommodation.
Those vouchers are good for up to a year and can be used to rent an apartment or buy a home.
A spokesperson from the Department of Housing said the City was currently offering vouchers to households with children under 18 and a single adult, and they were not currently offering those vouchers to families.
It is our expectation that the City will continue to work closely with homeless service providers to ensure there is enough housing available for all of our clients,” the spokesperson said.