HOUSING NEEDS, HIDDEN STORIES
WHY ARE WE WORKING TO REMOVE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AS A BARRIER TO QUALITY OF LIFE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST? THE FOLLOWING VOICES EXPLAIN IT BEST.
"At Persephone Brewing we're keenly aware of the housing situation on the Sunshine Coast. Lack of suitable, affordable housing has caused more than one employee to leave the Coast. Currently we have at least two employees who have been looking for suitable affordable housing for over a year, and one employee still living in a bus."
"As a single mom who moved here to enrich our lives and to be a part of a community. My struggle is in the rental market prices and the options available to match my budget."
"A concerning trend that our outreach worker recently has identified is elder women becoming homeless in increasing numbers, after they are evicted from a house that has sold. Our outreach worker says that most of the houses that have recently changed hands are turned into vacation rentals."