Last year actress Rowena Wallace gave an interview on Today Tonight in which she said she was facing homelessness.
Concerned viewers flooded Seven with offers of accommodation from bunking in with families, to granny flats and similar low-rental housing. Wallace was touched by the show of support.
So it’s disappointing to learn today that she will be evicted from her current accommodation at a lodge in Wonthaggi on August 1st.
Her unit is one of four on the property to be knocked down for high-care accommodation.
The former soapie star, best known for Sons and Daughters, is now on the pension and can’t afford local rental prices.
“Because I am a single woman, I am elderly (and) I don’t have any family, it is kind of not easy sometimes,” she says.
Charity group Bethlehem Community Inc is helping her search for a roof over her head and Wallace is set to appear at a Bethlehem Homework fundraising ball in April.
Wallace was given a six-month suspended sentence for social security fraud in 2005, and struggles with severe scoliosis, arthritis and ongoing depression.
Wallace said she was just one of many women in such circumstances being helped by Bethlehem.
Last week Today Tonight said former soapie star Abigail was a squatter with husband Adrian Wright in northern Victoria, but it later emerged she had been a victim of 3 floods.
Source: Herald Sun