New home buying scheme could benefit single parents at risk of homelessness

Single parents at risk of homelessness and financial insecurity may find it easier to buy a home under a new government scheme introduced last July.

The Burdekin Community Association is encouraging single parents experiencing housing insecurity to drop into the centre to discuss their eligibility for Family Home Guarantee assistance. The new scheme, which allows single income families greater access to home buying without meeting full upfront deposit requirements, may have significant impacts for those struggling to make ends meet or…

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Marina is an experienced journalist who has reported from different countries around the world, with a particular interest in local features that impact a community. Making the move last year from Sydney, she has been with Burdekin Local News since its beginnings and enjoys covering health stories, ... more