Griffith won't be getting so much as a cent from the NSW Government's $41 million cash splash for social housing in regional NSW.
Instead Wagga Wagga will be getting 20 purpose-built social houses, even though its homeless population has actually decreased by over 18 per cent in the span of five years.
Meanwhile the Murray electorate has seen nearly a 38 per cent increase in homelessness during that same period, according to the latest figures from Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Much of that homelessness is concentrated in Griffith, which has been struggling to build enough houses to keep up with the soaring demand.
It's something Major Lyn Cathcart from the Griffith Salvation Army knows all too well; she says she's forced to turn people from her crisis accommodation on a daily basis because of the lack of rooms.
When she first started at the Salvos two and a half years ago she says she would have one to two people knocking at her door per week, but she says nowadays it's more like one or two people per day.
"They're staying longer and longer because finding a place is getting harder and harder," Major Cathcart said.
"A lot of people come to town for jobs but there's nowhere for them to stay."
When she can't find a spot for somebody she'll refer them to other homeless services in Griffith, but more often than not they too will be at full capacity.
It's a "housing crisis", according to Member for Murray Helen Dalton, who points the finger of blame at state government inaction.
"We have a housing crisis here in Griffith, which the government are fully aware of, yet they've completely overlooked us and committed to delivering housing in Wagga instead," Mrs Dalton said.
"It is very clear that demand for social and affordable housing is higher in Murray than Wagga Wagga. It is unacceptable that the NSW Government are ignoring that reality."
The NSW Government's $41 million funding project was announced earlier this month and will go towards social houses in Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, South Kempsey, Nowra, Queanbeyan East and Wauchope.
The funding is part of the state government's $22 billion Communities Plus building program, which will see 23,500 new and replacement social and affordable dwellings built across NSW over the next 10 years.
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