HELP!…. it’s 5pm on a Friday

Although heartbreaking, this story is no longer uncommon. Not only is it difficult to assist a person in this situation, it is unlikely that adequate emergency housing will be found at all. More and more families are resorting to sleeping in their cars (if they have one) or at worst, sleeping on the streets.    The fact remains that there is a limited amount of beds and places at crisis centres in Perth and currently these services are at capacity almost every weekend. Unfortunately MIDLAS is assisting more and more West Australians in very similar circumstances to the story mentioned above.

MIDLAS believe that early intervention can prevent this kind of crisis from ever occurring.  In this particular case, the client had not been able to pay her rent for a period of time and this lead to an eviction.  Rent arrears is one of the most common reasons for eviction.

MIDLAS financial counsellors can assist clients by working on a budget that starts with rent payment as priority number 1. If you find yourself behind on your rent, come and see MIDLAS immediately as our Tenancy Advocates may be able to work with you and negotiate payment plans that save the tenancy and prevent eviction.

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