Salvation Army's Coffs Harbour branch major, Steve Metcher, says Coffs Harbour faces an increase in homelessness.
Metcher finds that more affluent communities attract poverty. He notes that Coffs has an urgent need for more crisis accommodations and joint efforts with the local council, the business community and state and federal governments. The Salvation Army rounds up a hundred people are "sleeping rough" on the Coffs Coast in any a given week.
Programs that provide a temporary place and social services for people who are unable to return to their own homes due to sexual assault, domestic violence or other problems. Battered Women's Shelter; Crisis Nurseries; Domestic Violence Shelters; Family Crisis Shelter; Family Violence Shelters; Runaway Shelters; Safe Houses; Sexual Assault Shelter
Programs that provide supportive services which help people obtain and remain in suitable housing. Housing Search and Information; Housing Search Assistance; Relocation Assistance; Roommate Matching Assistance
Programs that provide comprehensive assistance for people who want to rent or purchase housing including information and advice about buying and rental costs; Fair Housing Laws and Regulations; how to select affordable housing that meets individual needs; and how to provide for insurance, maintenance and other requirements related to acquiring and paying for housing. Fair Housing Counseling; Home Purchase Counseling; Homeowner Purchase Counseling; Homeownership Counseling; Homeownership Education; Homeownership Training; Housing Discrimination Counseling; HUD Counseling Services; Mortgage Counseling
Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless
Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.