“I don’t have a very good story but I’ve got one.
I’m currently homeless. It’s been hard. I’ve been here for about two years now and, yeah … just really struggling. Being back on the dole now, I don’t really have enough money to be able to rent on my own. And there’s just not enough homelessness organisations to help you and that sort of thing. So, it’s a real struggle, day to day.
I’ve been in emergency accommodation. I’m in a motel at the moment but I’ve been going backwards and forwards between that and couch hopping. It’s not a nice situation to be in.
I’ve been homeless since my dad passed away. He passed away two years ago. So, since then it’s been a bit of a roller coaster.
He died from a heart attack. I was his carer. And with that allowance we were renting a property. So, when he died I had my payments cut off for twelve weeks while they put me on the dole. I was evicted and, like I said, I just haven’t been able to find a way to move forward.
It’s not really fair. So, because of that I had to put my kids with family … and I lost my kids that way. So, it’s been rough.
I see them probably once a month. I’m going to pick up my son tonight for the first time in about 6 months.”