Our CEO Tony Davies, along with our Lismore Local Area Coordinator, Gary Shalala-Hudson, and Connecting Home participant, William Gallagher, all feature in this SBS Insight story: ‘Homeless with a mortgage: Lismore’s vulnerable look for a post-flood future‘
Twenty years ago, Gary endured a period of homelessness. He couch-surfed and moved often, before settling in Lismore in 2007. By 2013, he had taken out a mortgage on a two-storey weatherboard home near the centre of town, well above the flood level.
“I thought it was a huge achievement, I thought I’d never need to be homeless again,” he says.