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Free face masks for the needy

By ALLISON HORE More than 20,000 face masks are being distributed to some of Sydney’s most vulnerable people in a move the City of Sydney hopes will minimise further outbreaks of COVID-19. Although masks are not mandatory in NSW, they are “strongly recommended” in indoor settings where physical distancing is hard to maintain.  NSW Chief […]

Social housing solution to homelessness

By ALLISON HORE According to new interactive heat maps showing the problem of homelessness across NSW, Sydney is the electorate in fourth most need of social housing. Timed to coincide with the launch of Homelessness Week on Monday, the maps created by Homelessness Australia and Everybody’s Home show the number of people without a home […]

App to give a helping hand to the homeless

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council rangers have begun using an “innovative” free app to help rough sleepers and, in the lead up to homelessness week, are encouraging the general public to get involved.  The app was launched 12 months ago by Sydney based entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios and The Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel. It […]

The Big Issue with Covid-19

By JOHN MOYLE Even in the pre-Covid hustle and bustle of city life, the one sight that was welcomed and we always had time for was our local The Big Issue vendor. Along with much of our city life, The Big Issue retailer has been missing from the landscape for around three months as more […]

Not-for-profit realty success

By VERONICA ANASSIS Bridge Housing has managed to house hundreds of homeless, two years after receiving $100,000 from City of Sydney to boost affordable rental housing. Since receiving the start-up funding, Bridge Housing launched HomeGround Real Estate in 2018, to meet the shortage of affordable housing in Sydney and end homelessness. One year on, the […]

Sydney Electorate Profile

By ALLISON HORE With the state election just two weeks away now, the race for Sydney approaches the finish line. The seat of Sydney covers the City of Sydney council area and its surrounding suburbs. It includes the Sydney CBD, Pyrmont, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Woolloomooloo, Paddington, Woollahra and parts of Ultimo and Surry Hills. It’s […]

Hopelessly homeless

By Alex Greenwich Large scale disasters that threaten life are often declared state emergencies, initiating urgent action across all government agencies to make people safe and help them get back on their feet. Homelessness is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk and needs a similar response. Just like a bushfire, homelessness can burn […]

Sydney Still Unaffordable For Most

Sydney house prices have dropped by 4.1 per cent, but that doesn’t mean that housing is affordable for those on the lowest incomes. The most expensive properties in Sydney, mostly concentrated in the inner city, have dropped in price significantly in the last year. However, affordable housing is still in short supply despite being in […]

Xenophon’s mean streets

BY JOSHUA KINDL The Sydney CBD is a place of extremes. During the summer months, the brutal heat, amplified by the thick cement roads and the proximity of work-attired bodies, is unrelenting. In winter those same roads trap the cold, with Sydney’s abundant population of tightly packed skyscrapers responsible for funnelling biting winds through at […]

Homelessness on the rise in the east

BY JADE MORELLINI Homelessness in NSW has spiked, with new studies indicating that there are not enough services available to support the number of people sleeping rough. In the Eastern Suburbs, the number of homeless fluctuates, yet evidence has proven homelessness increases particularly during the summer months. A Waverly Council spokesperson said, “The Waverley Homeless […]