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It’s elementary: The Holmes woman buying homes for the homeless

Her surname is Holmes, and she buys homes for the homeless.

And by a strange twist of fate the first recipient of a house bought by Debbie Holmes is called Tanya Holmes.

  • Carolyn Webb
  • The Age

Debbie Holmes can see the funny side. But via her independent charity the Avalon Centre she is on a serious mission to tackle the homelessness crisis and is calling on the public to help.

To borrow a phrase from another Holmes – Sherlock – to her it’s elementary: she believes we must provide “housing first” to make progress.

And she is leading by example.

In January Ms Holmes and a fellow philanthropist, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought a…

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