Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 29 January 2020


AHURI- 19th January- Understanding and reimagining social housing pathways-Executive Summary
AHURI- 13th January- What role can local government play in delivering affordable housing
Domain News-19th January- Melbourne renters set to suffer more than home owners when the climate crisis bites
SCOOP.ME- 14th November- Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter
Housing Info- 19th November- Victoria to kickstart commercial build to rent
PRObono News- 24th January- Aussies suffering from rental stress and struggling to find social housing
PRObono News- 15th January- What impact will the bushfires have on homelessness


Consumer Centred Housing- Focus Support (1 day) on 19th March in Geelong
MARAM training for Alcohol and other Drug Services, Homelessness and Designated Mental Health Services in Geelong on the 27th February
Specialist Homelessness Sector training for Team Leaders– Melbourne 26th &27th February
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act resources for community organistions
PAKO Festa –celebration of cultural diversity on Saturday 29th February in Geelong
SHS training calendar for Semester One
Crime Statistics Agency- Family violence Specialist Homelessness Service for women and children residing in Barwon
CHP draft paper for comments by early February Getting outcome measures right for the Specialist Homelessness Sector
Consumer Affairs Victoria- the rental laws are changing
The Specialist Homelessness Sector Transition Plan Hub update on progress
Council to Homeless Persons launch of the Specialist Homelessness Sector Workforce Capability Framework
CHP – Engaging young people experiencing homelessness


Engage Victoria- Community Innovation Grant– due 7th February
3rd Asia Pacific Safe and Together Conference- Child centred family violence model in Melbourne on February 27 and 28
VCOSS submission- 20th December- Delivering rental fairness
Mental Health Victoria annual conference 17th and 18th March
CHIA Vic Conference on May 25th and 26th in 2020

Victorian Inquiry into homelessness: Submissions to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria have been extended until 16th March, 2020. An online submission form people and organisations that have experience with homelessness are invited to put forward suggestions to the Committee.

Previous news updates…

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 25 Jun 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 25 Jun 2020

News: The Conversation- 22nd June- ‘Confusing and not delivering enough’: developers and councils want new affordable housing rules.The Age- 13th June- How the shock of COVID-19 could end street homelessness in VictoriaPRObono News- 18th June- Vulnerable Aussies...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 09 Jun 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 09 Jun 2020

News: The Sydney Morning Herald- 8th June- NSW launches $36 million to get rough sleepers into homesThe Conversation- 1st June- Money for social housing, not home buyers grants, is the key to construction stimulusThe Sydney Morning Herald- 3rd June- Social Housing...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 28 May 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 28 May 2020

News: ABC News- 28th May- Victoria’s family violence hubs are rushed and failing to demonstrate benefit, report findsPRObono News- 27th May- Youth drug and alcohol use on the risePRObono News- 25th May- The communities left behind in the pandemicABC News-...




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