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In Australia’s severe rental crisis, asylum seekers are increasingly desperate for a place to live

Each week about 150 people are coming to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in housing distress, but only 40 can be accommodated

Asylum seekers in Australia are increasingly at risk of homelessness as the rental crisis continues to bite, with more than 70% of people who turn up to a leading asylum seeker support charity in housing distress unable to be placed in accommodation.

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has shifted resources since the pandemic to provide emergency accommodation for asylum seekers who are sleeping rough or at immediate risk of homelessness.

But as the broader housing crisis places more pressure on…

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