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State Government unveils 10-year homelessness plan

Just over $71 million will be dedicated to increasing the funding for homelessness services in WA taking the overall funding to almost $222 million in an effort to assist those living rough.

Two ‘Common Ground’ facilities are also to be established which provide housing for those who are sleeping on the streets or experiencing chronic homelessness. The facilities work as a residential complex which includes self-contained apartments, communal areas and office spaces.

The first will be built in the CBD while a suitable location for the second is to be scouted.

Additionally the Housing First Homelessness initiative will be extended over the next five years.

Community Services Minister Simone McGurk says both of these newly funded programs form part of the McGowan Government’s 10-year strategy on homelessness.

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Liam Bartlett
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