Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 28 April 2020


The Guardian- 12th April- Cramped living conditions may be accelerating UK spread of coronavirus
Marie claire- 18th April- Why women will feel the impact of the Coronavirus For Longer
The Age- 15th April- Landlords and tenants to share in $500 million rent rescue package
The Conversation- 24th April- The need to house everyone has never been clearer. Here is 2-step strategy to get it done
PRObono News- 16th April- Breaking down rental coronavirus packages across the states and territories, for tenants and landlords
PRObono News- 14th April- Morrison government offers $100M boost to community sector
PRObono News- 15th April- Experts say giving rough sleepers a place to self-isolate could save many lives
PRObono News- 8th April- ‘We can’t go back to the way things were’: COVID-19 shifts homelessness response
ABC News- 10th April- Coronavirus sees university students move out to give their homes to people in need
ABC News- 15th April- Coronavirus support for renters, landlords and commercial tenants announced by Victorian Government
SBS News- 10th April- Homeless get access to Victorian aged care facilities to recover from coronavirus


The Lookout – Domestic and Family Violence resources for the general public, survivors and information for family & friends
AHURI – Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence
AHURI-Redesign of homelessness service system
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights
With Respect- COVID-19 and Family Violence for LGBTIQ+ people
Directions from the Deputy Chief Health Officer- Care Facilities Directions (homelessness staffed services and residential facilities)
Australian Government JobKeeper payment- frequently asked questions
DVIRC and DV Vic merger announcement
FEED GeelongWhere can I get emergency food in Geelong (last updated 17th April)
Tenants Victoria- Residential Tenancies Update
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act resources for community organistions
SHS training calendar for Semester One (postponed delivery until after May)
Consumer Affairs Victoria- the rental laws are changing
The Specialist Homelessness Sector Transition Plan Hub update on progress
COVID-19 health advice
Economic Justice Australia- 30th March- Claiming Centrelink during COVID-19 factsheet
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Advice in a disaster information on housing, evictions and tenants in crisis
Health Translations for people from diverse backgrounds
APO- 15th April- Housing policies for sustainable and inclusive cities: how national governments can deliver affordable housing and compact urban development


AHURI Webinar- 29th April 10.00-11.30 Redesigning the homelessness service system
Australian Alliance to End Homelessness- Forum 2- 30th April-Rough Sleeping Responses to COVID-19
ANROWS- 30th April webinar at 2.00pm – The practice of partner contact and prioritizing women’s safety in domestic violence perpetrator interventions


CHIA Vic Conference the 27th & 28th April, 2021
The Federal Government Inquiry into Homelessnesssubmissions postponed
AHURI National Homelessness Conference in Canberra on 10-12 August registrations are on hold until a date can be arranged for 2021.
HAGG are running a survey and are interested in hearing from older people who rent

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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