Single mum Rissa Blakeley never expected to find herself homeless, living in a hotel room with seven of her children.
“It definitely is [tough], but I’m trying to keep strong for the kids,” she says.
After camping on a friend’s property for a month, Ms Blakeley says rainy weather forced her to reach out to a local charity for help, and she has been living in a Rockhampton hotel for the past two weeks.
The prospect of a more permanent solution for her family is bleak, with at least 1,000 people on the social housing waitlist in the central Queensland region.
It is a story that is becoming all too familiar in regional areas as the housing crisis escalates, but a group of central Queensland organisations has banded together to come up with its own solutions.
Article source abc.net.au.