“We are going through a national crisis of affordable housing that fuels homelessness, and this is the worst time to solve the problem,” she said. Five years ago, when Noah took the anchor chair from the Daily Show, the story in America was that it had been plucked from the darkness. In fact, he was a very successful international comedian, who lived in retirement in Cape Town. Once, he was in the same terminal at the South African airport as a young Justin Bieber. The crowd of teenagers rushed in front of Bieber and harassed Noah. Under the NHHA, governments in the federal states and territories must have publicly available housing and homelessness strategies and help improve data collection and reporting in order to secure funding. “People who are homeless or threatened by homelessness achieve sustainable housing and social inclusion.” “La Naha is the only federal funding for public housing and homelessness services,” Goldie said. In 2013-14, 423 requests for assistance from homeless services could not be met on a daily basis. In the absence of NPAH services, this number will increase dramatically. After the assassination of George Floyd on Memorial Day, Noah uploaded an 18-minute video on YouTube in which he walked through the series of events that had caused national outrage and pain: Amy Cooper called the police on a black man bird watcher in central park, executing Ahmaud Arbery while jogging in Georgia , and now a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd`s neck for eight minutes.
Eventually, however, South African apartheid fell and the government began a process of national reconciliation. I asked Noah if he could imagine a similar process taking place here. After all, he`s optimistic. The answer came quickly: no. “Now is the time to act and invest more, not agencies and homelessness mechanisms.” The 2009 agreement provides, according to Homelessness Australia, $1.3 billion a year in subsidies for public housing and homeless services. Community political groups have warned that an end to the agreement would effectively cut two-thirds of the funds for specialized services for the homeless.