A community forum discussing how to address the region's housing and homelessness issues will be held at the Bundaberg Multiplex next month.
The It Takes a Village! Housing and Homelessness Forum will provide the opportunity for participants to learn more about the challenges and services that are available to help people in crisis.
Regional Housing Limited area manager Hannah Scott said the forum would showcase local funded housing providers, with a focus on building knowledge of existing services available to assist in supporting those who may be facing housing stress or homelessness in the Bundaberg Region.
“We have guest speakers who specialise in housing and homelessness and urban and community services planning,” she said.
“Forum guests will also be invited to submit questions as part of a community consultation session.”
Ms Scott said the intent of the forum would be to increase community awareness and to contribute to a solution-focused discussion with the aim to influence future housing supply, affordability and planning.
“On a local level we are seeing more individuals and families struggling to find affordable housing due to limited supply and increase in demand,” she said.
“Visible homelessness is also increasing in our local region, fuelling the need for community education and awareness to demystify common misconceptions and contributing factors.”
It Takes a Village! Housing and Homelessness Forum will be held on Tuesday, 9 November at the Bundaberg Multiplex from 9 am until 12.15 pm .
Bookings are essential.
Register now at www.trybooking.com/BUQQX or phone Bundaberg Regional Council's Community Development Team on 4130 4154.
The forum is facilitated by Regional Housing Limited and supported by Bundaberg Regional Council.