Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 28 May 2020


ABC News- 28th May- Victoria’s family violence hubs are rushed and failing to demonstrate benefit, report finds
PRObono News- 27th May- Youth drug and alcohol use on the rise
PRObono News- 25th May- The communities left behind in the pandemic
ABC News- 25th May- Dash to open residential blocks in Port Fairy could see houses built next to the freeway
PRObono News- 12th May- Fears that COVI19 could have a long lasting impact on women’s safety
PRObono News- 13th  May  Why a post COVID housing investment ‘makes perfect sense’ for governments
The AGE- 17th May – Victoria undertakes biggest ever social housing build since GFC
PRObono News- 20th May- COVID19 helps shift public perceptions of marginalized Aussies
The Conversation- 21st May- The Senate Inquiry has closed, losing an important opportunity
The Conversation- 21st May- When Coronavirus supplement stops, JobSeeker needs to increase by $185 per week
The AGE – 13th May – Call for 60,000 social housing units to starve of post lockdown crisis



Red Cross- Covid Connect is new service for people who are socially isolated to receive a call
Justice Connect – Closing the revolving door -12mths of stopping the cycle between imprisonment and homelessness
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


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 – 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 – 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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