Friday, August 3, 2012

First Home Project

Oxfam welcomes and supports Australia ambassador Jarrod McKenna, his wife Teresa and son Tyson  who are hoping to buy their first home. And they’d like it to be the first Australian home for refugees and asylum seekers who are facing Perth’s housing crisis too.

There is a housing crisis in Perth. Only 2% of rental properties are vacant. The mining boom has seen a huge increase in the number of renters and this additional competition has left parties outbidding each other to lease the few rental properties on the market. In this environment, refugees – our newest Australians – struggle to access affordable accommodation, let alone accommodation close to employment opportunities or community services.For ways you can help go to their website.

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