FAMILIES would be far better off living in tents instead of cars and this is one option Judy Mitchell intends raising at a community session on the accommodation crisis next week.
Ms Mitchell is coordinator for Singleton Neighbourhood Centre and works at the homelessness front line.
She says Singleton needs a short term solution to help people immediately.
“On Census night we registered 20 homeless people and this included six children and a pregnant woman, they had no where to live and were living in their cars,” Ms Mitchell said.
“To be honest, I am sick of all the talk, we need action,” she said.
Her wish list includes immediate housing alternatives such as a tent option, crisis accommodation, a refuge and affordable blocks of land.
The housing forum is facilitated by Singleton Council and open to all interested people and will be held at the Singleton Civic Centre on Tuesday, August 28, from 6pm to 9pm.
RSVP is essential and can be made by telephoning 6571 5888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 24. Ideas can also be emailed to this address.
Council has engaged Scott Carver Consultants to develop a housing and accommodation strategy for Singleton.