Qld nursing home to house refugees and asylum seekers

A SHORTAGE of low-cost suitable accommodation will see a Deagon nursing home used to house refugees and asylum seekers from next month.

Yallambee Lodge, which was sold by former owners Blue Care to a private investor in May, has been leased to Bric Housing Company, which is the housing provider for the Multicultural Development Association.

The association plans to house 86 clients at the lodge from July 8.

Most of the residents will be asylum seekers who have been released on bridging visas while they wait for their claims to be processed.

The majority of those who will be housed at the Deagon home are believed to be women and children.

More on this story at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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