Community concern around the issue of housing availability and affordability in the electorate of Groom has led a local group to throw its weight behind the “What if everyone had a home” forum at Emerge Cafe this week.
Voices of Groom Chair, Miss Meredith King, said that housing affordability is an issue that has been consistently raised as part of the group’s community consultation. “Not only is housing affordability at a historic low, more and more people in our region are being pushed into homelessness due to rising house prices and rental increases.”
“Earlier in the year members of Voices of Groom attended the housing forum hosted by the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, which focused on the difficulties of people moving to Toowoomba for jobs finding appropriate housing.
“Changes in the housing market are impacting our community at all levels, and the issue of homelessness and the need for more social housing requires further conversation. Emerge Cafe does so much important work in this area for our young people and we look forward to attending and hearing what people have to say.”
Miss King said that “the decision of group members to attend a forum hosted by Greens senator Larissa Waters reflects what people in the community are increasingly calling for - people working together to find solutions for our region.”
Toowoomba Housing Forum: What if everyone had a home?
Date: Thursday 30th September, 6-8pm
Location: Emerge Cafe, 1 Railway Street, Toowoomba