Homelessness in Melbourne has reached “emergency” levels, with the city overwhelmed by rough sleepers and welfare agencies unable to meet surging demand for housing.
Hundreds of complaints have been made by Melbourne residents and businesses, distressed that footpaths are being overtaken by “squats” and Melbourne’s image tarnished.
Melbourne grapples with the complex homelessness issue as Lord Mayor Robert Doyle says “we understand these are people who need our help”. The issue continues to be a difficult one, as reported in May. Courtesy ABC News 24.