Almost 400 people sleeping rough in Melbourne each night, survey finds

The biannual survey of the city’s homeless was expanded this year to take in five council areas in total

Almost 400 people were sleeping rough on Melbourne’s streets last month, according to a survey conducted in inner city council areas.

The survey was conducted by 400 volunteers on 19 June. They recorded 392 people sleeping across five local government areas, with the majority – 279 people – within the City of Melbourne.

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Out knocking on doors in Brighton East and Hampton, letting hundreds of residents know that an elected Liberal Government will close the temporary housing facility for rough sleepers at 226 South Road, and then sell the site. #SpringSt

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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