Several Logan locals braved the cold on Friday 16 June “sleeping rough” to raise funds to support the homeless.

The Vinnies Community Sleepout was held at St Paul’s Primary School in Woodridge, with organisers donating the money they raised to vulnerable people in the community.

The proceeds are expected to go towards emergency housing support, food, supplies and resources.

President of St Vincent de Paul Society Loganholme, Bruce Laker, said one in 10 Logan residents were experiencing high levels of housing stress.

“More and more families are coming to us with nowhere else to go,” Mr Laker said.

“Recent reports have placed Logan and surrounds as the regions experiencing the most housing stress in the state, with 10 per cent of local residents spending more than 30 per cent of their household income on rent.

“Our participants and their donors will help us ensure vulnerable locals can survive what would otherwise be a difficult weekend, and we can resume our support when our conference opens again on Monday.”

The sleepout also featured a panel with representatives from St Vincent de Paul, Twin Rivers Care and the Queensland Police Service, who discussed the housing challenges the Logan community is facing.

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