Bridge Housing has reached our target to house 45 rough sleepers under the NSW Government’s Together Home program today.

Brett (pictured) is one of our new Together Home residents. Brett had a successful career in the music industry before an injury that left him unable to work. Brett found himself living on the streets and in his car on the Northern Beaches for over three years. He moved into motel accommodation with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic before gaining a place in the Together Home program.

Brett has now moved into a private rental apartment in Newtown. He is currently being supported by St Vincent De Paul.

“I’m settling in really well and love not having to live in a car. Psychologically, having a home of my own gives me some stability and people no longer look down on me,” he said.

Bridge Housing received $4.5 million and the largest allocation of cases under the program, which the NSW Government funded to the tune of $36m to house and keep people experiencing homelessness safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many thanks to Mission Australia, St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army who are working with us to support our 45 new residents to sustain their tenancies and rebuild their lives.