Indigenous Families Face Homelessness Following Dubious Housing Sale

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Residents of 37 homes in Toowoomba are facing the prospect of eviction and possible homelessness after the ownership of their social housing changed hands to a private individual.

The housing was funded by the Federal Government through the Downs Aborigines and Islanders Company until the company sold it to a new company. Who then proceeded to mortgage the properties and is now seeking to sell them.

The housing, which was meant to be administered for the local Indigenous population, is now on the market, and some of the residents have nowhere else to go.

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