Source: 9 News
A not-for-profit organisation in the US is working to rapidly take homeless people off the streets and place them in homes.
The charity’s “housing first” process has already seen 121 people placed into housing, and it’s saving taxpayers’ dollars.
Well House aims to buy vacant homes, renovate them so they meet council regulations, and turn them into share homes for the homeless.
The charity only charges $275 (AUD$360) a month for a room in one of its share houses.
Ms VandenBerg said Well House has provided a home to 121 people in three years, and revealed that 92 percent of these people have remained off the streets.
The charity is also providing people with jobs by paying them to work on its new properties to get them ready for incoming tenants.
However, despite all its work, Ms Vandenberg said Well House has to turn away three people for every one person they take in.
The company is always in need of donations, but not only of a financial kind.