Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 13 May 2020

News:

Training/Events/Resources:

Consumer Affairs Victoria- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights
With Respect- COVID-19 and Family Violence for LGBTIQ+ people
FEED Geelong– Where can I get emergency food in Geelong (see attachment)
Tenants Victoria- Residential Tenancies Update
SHS training calendar for Semester One (online courses open to all across the State- get in quick)
Consumer Affairs Victoria- the rental laws are changing
The Specialist Homelessness Sector Transition Plan Hub update on progress
COVID-19 health advice https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Advice in a disaster information on housing, evictions and tenants in crisis
Health Translations for people from diverse backgrounds
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act resources for community organistions
CHIA Vic- 26th May- Introduction to the Residential Tenancies Act (Members $230/ $260)
MARAM Brief and Intermediate response online training for Mental Health/Homelessness/AOD workers through the Centre for Excellence training will be on-line those that have registered for the face to face delivery have been contacted directly request that they register for the online delivery.

Webinars:

Family Reconciliation Mediation Program (FRMP)-26TH May – youth worker and young person

Conferences/Grants/Submissions:

The Victorian Homelessness Inquiry is still taking submissions due to COVID-19 it has been extended
CHIA Vic Conference the 27th & 28th April, 2021
The Federal Government Inquiry into Homelessness –submissions 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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