Grieving family evicted from crisis accommodation

Brodie Fuller died in a house fire last year.
Brodie Fuller died in a house fire last year.

A GRIEF-STRICKEN family of eight is in housing limbo after being told they need to leave their Kearneys Spring crisis accommodation.

Sam Fuller, whose grandson Brodie Fuller was killed last year in a North Toowoomba house fire, said he and wife Melissa had been told they had to leave the home the Salvation Army put them into about six months ago.

They live there with their six children.

The former truck driver said he hadn't been able to work since Brodie, 2, was killed in a fire at his Jellicoe St home.

He conceded he had been behind in rent and his family could be noisy.

Insurance money from his former home has been spent keeping his family fed.

"I know I can't take my kids out on the street," he said.

"If we've ever needed help, we need it now."

A Salvation Army spokesman said the organisation had tried to work with the family and was continuing to assist them to find appropriate accommodation.

"The Salvation Army Toowoomba Crisis Accommodation operates a supported housing service, which provides families with short-term accommodation for a period of need," he said.

"During this time every family assisted is required to pay rent and to actively engage in a support program, with the aim of transitioning to more permanent housing."

If you would like to contact the Fuller family phone 0439680374.

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