Much misunderstanding and ignorance surrounds the issue of living in poverty; as this week is National Anti-Poverty Week, efforts are being made to break down barriers and encourage conversation to educate and break the stigma. In an article by Orlander Ruming, the issue of the cost of living and, by extension, the cost of housing are discussed as major contributing factors when it comes to struggling families in regional areas.
“Without access to housing people find it almost impossible to get and keep a job, to send their kids to school or to address any other ongoing issues in their lives. It’s a key foundation for addressing disadvantage,” NCOSS chief executive officer Tracy Howe said.
You can read the complete article here.
Until next time,
Salaams from the Halal Food Bank – Perth Team 🙂