In a tight housing market where public and social housing are in such short supply, we need to be looking towards the private rental market as a key part of the solution to homelessness.
The State Government funded Private Rental Access Program (PRAP) provides practical support and financial assistance that helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access and maintain private rental housing.
Unison’s PRAP program supported nearly 2,000 households between January 2017 and April 2019. Just under two thirds of these households were in private rental but were struggling to maintain their housing. About one in three had already lost their housing.
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