On Thursday, Brandon Saul was being interviewed on BayFM. He is coordinating funding for the Fletcher Street centre for the homeless. He stated that there are 400 homeless women living in their cars, as registered with the local police.
Thinking that was a mistake, I called BayFM and asked him to repeat that statistic. He said that that figure was only the women who had registered with the police and that the total number was probably far higher!
He said that many of these were working women. Also, that a teacher married to a nurse could still not afford the rent of a place in Byron.
People cannot afford to get a divorce in Byron Shire because then they could afford no place to live separately. Poor people used to live in Belongil Fields caravan park at low rent. Can this be opened up to these poor working women so they can have a decent place to live instead of having to find a place to park each night?
Do Byron political wannabes how about this serious issue?