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SSI hosted a dinner for more than 50 real estate agencies and their staff on Wednesday November 19, to thank them for their support of our organisation and clients.

SSI has been providing accommodation support to humanitarian entrants, refugees and people seeking asylum since 2012, and provides services to more than 10,000 clients each year.

SSI Housing Services team members Ravi Emmanuel and Charles Rich.
SSI Housing Services team members Ravi Emmanuel and Charles Rich.

This volume of assistance has resulted in a trained and multi-skilled Housing Services team that not only looks after client tenancies, but also ensures that properties are well maintained.

The assistance and support of real estate agents is crucial in ensuring that clients have a place to call home.

Their help in securing short and long term accommodation also ensures that the risk of homelessness among SSI clients does not increase.

Held at Novotel Parramatta, the event included testimonials from two SSI clients, and agencies that have worked closely with SSI. Agencies were each presented with a Certificate of Appreciation, and a short film produced by SSI about refugee homelessness, Broken Time, was screened.

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