Dubbo residents will soon benefit from free and independent financial counselling being offered to VERTO clients thanks receiving a share of $1.7 million in funding from the Financial Counselling Foundation.
The funds have allowed VERTO to employ a full-time financial counsellor from 2021 TO 2023 which will enable them to provided the service to clients alongside tenancy support services to private renters who are struggling.
Financial Counselling Foundation CEO Jane Nash said these grants will enable in- house access to free financial counselling for thousands of people seeking help with rent issues.
"If you cannot pay your rent, a financial counsellor can provide information and advocacy to stabilise your situation and help to get you back on your feet," she said.
Advertising for the financial counselling position will begin in March, with the hope of someone starting in this new position ASAP.
Along with VERTO, Tenants Victoria and Tenants Queensland also successfully applied for funding, which is provided by the Financial Counselling Foundation and a donation of $120,000 from the Credit Union of Australia.
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