13 Feb 2009, Comments (2)

Bushfire Housing: Pass it on

Author: Helen

Someone has developed a not-for-profit website to facilitate temporary housing for victims of the fires. I haven’t had time to check it out myself, but it’s via a trustworthy IRL source. He says:

A friend of mine has been involved over the past week in developing a not-for-profit website to facilitate temporary housing for victims of the fires. It’s up and running (three cheers for agile web development!) and available at:

bushfirehousing.org

They are looking for people to offer up a spare room/bed/couch through the site, and are promoting the service by word of mouth – please spread the word!

Also, John Quiggin’s donation thread is continuing through the weekend. My donation recommendations are here and here.

Comments (2)

  • One of the problems facing people who’ve lost their homes is wanting longer term/permanent accommodation ie: a home to rent. It would be great to get the word back up the line that this is also needed in a time of a tight, expensive rental market.

    Am currently trying to help friends of friends who have lost a child and home- who want to rent a home on the hurstbridge line so their surviving child can go to uni and have some sense of normality. They have 2 treasured dogs and need a home for 3 adults, not surf from temporary home to temporary home.

    It’s times like these that people need a cave away from strangers, to heal.

  • Bernice says:

    Bushfire Housing – brilliant. Reckon we also need a website to act as clearing house for info about low cost fire-resistant dwellings.

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