A 24-hour walkathon on the state's East Coast was aimed a shining a light on the region's housing issues.
St Helens Neighbourhood House coordinator Trish O'Duffy said the Community Walkathon was all about housing affordability.
"We've had a lot of clients at the house who've been at risk of becoming homeless due to their financial position," she said.
The idea for the walkathon stemmed from a project planned by St Helens man Nathan Arandale in August.
"He was going to walk from Hobart to St Helens, but he had some trouble with his feet unfortunately," Ms O'Duffy said.
"At that time, he had so much community support. One of the ladies, Heather Knight, was going to walk with him.
"Heather is a really fabulous walker, so we said we were going to do was a 24-hour walkathon - not fundraising, just to raise awareness."
Ms Knight had been walking around the St Helens Football Ground from the walkathon's start at 9am Saturday. By about 4.30pm, she had walked about 25 kilometres.
"Homelessness in the Break O'Day area is a really big issue," she said.
"The whole idea was to draw attention to the fact that there is an issue here."
Unfortunately due to a low turnout, she didn't think they would have the numbers to walk for the full 24 hours.
"There's been pretty much four regulars and four others joined us through the day, but unfortunately we didn't have a lot [of walkers]," she said.
Ms Knight said they would consider another walkathon in the New Year with hopes of attracting more participants.
Some of the other walkers said they were walking because it was a good cause and because it was a massive problem that needed to change.
However steps are being taken in the region to help tackle the issue.
The THRIVE Initiative is a partnership of Break O'Day's key stakeholders which is aimed at improving year 12 outcomes, employment opportunities, and to address housing issues.
"We've got other strategies such as the hedgehog project, where people actually are encouraged to work with a builder to build their own home," she said. "It means then they're invested in their future and they get to live in that home for the rest of their lives."
The Break O'Day Community Action Group for Homelessness meets at the neighbourhood house at 10am on the last Wednesday of every month, and consists of about 30 members.