Clare Valley Continues to Face a Severe Housing Shortage

June 15, 2023 12:35 am in by

The Clare Valley continues to face a severe housing shortage, resulting in couch surfing, house sitting, and homelessness becoming the norm.

A report released by the council confirms the depth of the crisis, with a chronic lack of housing across land, housing, and rentals.

With some residents taking months to find stable accommodation after starting a job in the area.

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The housing shortage has led to waiting lists, couch surfing, and caravans as temporary solutions with real estate agents reporting unprecedented demand and properties selling quickly.

The council aims to incentivize developers and explore available land for housing development.

Immediate solutions are limited according to the council with long-term measures required to address the crisis.