Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 09 Jun 2020


The Sydney Morning Herald- 8th June- NSW launches $36 million to get rough sleepers into homes
The Conversation- 1st June- Money for social housing, not home buyers grants, is the key to construction stimulus
The Sydney Morning Herald- 3rd June- Social Housing package proposed as government finalises new home grants
The Guardian- 28th May- ‘It sucks’: homeless Victorians asked to help pay for lockdown hotels
ABC News- 17th May- International students in hardship due to coronavirus a ‘looming humanitarian crisis’, advocates say
APO News- 3rd June- Will Australian charities be COVID-19 casualties or partners in recovery? A financial health check
APO News- 29th May- More than isolated: the experience of children and young people with a disability and their families during COVID-19 pandemic
Launch Housing- 29thMay – Sign the Petition to house Melburnians in crisis
ABC Opinion-29th May- Can Australia build its way out of the coronavirus economic slump, with public housing the priority?



Diversitat- Information videos in a number of community languages on COVID19
DHHS- Guidance for coronavirus planning (COVID-19) in the Community Sector
City of Greater Geelong Social Housing Plan 2020-2041- Recommended Strategies and Actions
Red Cross- Covid Connect is new service for people who are socially isolated to receive a call
Institute of Community Directors – Diploma of Governance (scholarships of $1,000 are available)
CHIA Vic- 28th July– Introduction to Community Housing (for new workers in homelessness and community housing) $250/$270
Justice Connect – Closing the revolving door -12mths of stopping the cycle between imprisonment and homelessness
Funded Agency Channel- 19th May- Updated Family Violence crisis brokerage guidelines
CHP- Make Social Housing Work report
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
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
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.


AHURI – 11th June Improving apartments and neighbourhoods for lower-income Australians


Engage Victoria- Call for Submissions: Monitoring the Family Violence Reforms (closes 12th July)
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 due 12th June
AHURI National Homelessness Conference in Canberra on 10-12 August registrations are on hold until a date can be arranged for 2021.

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 – 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-...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 13 May 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 13 May 2020

News: PRObono News- 6th May- Housing first recovery put into sharp focusThe AGE- 4th May- Calls for surplus land to be used for public housing as pandemic bitesThe AGE- 4th May- ‘We’re stuck here’: flawed laws under review as tenants problem’s mountThe Conversation-...




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