Homelessness Week 2020

National Homelessness Week will be held from 3 – 8 August 2020

Due to the pandemic there won’t be a physical launch of the week and the focus will instead be on media and social media advocacy and activism.

Aiming to advocate around the economic impact of COVID-19 and likely increases in homelessness, along with the need for investment in social housing it will be tied to the Everybody’s Home Campaign .

The theme is ‘Everybody needs a home’ and reflects on the importance of having a home to stay healthy and well during the pandemic and recovery from the devastating impact of bush fires that resulted in people losing their homes.

During the week, people will be asked to contact their local MP and get them to sign a pledge supporting investment in social housing.

Previous news updates…

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 22 Oct 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 22 Oct 2020

SOURCE: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/fighting-homelessness-greater-geelong 26 public housing properties (1 & 2 bedroom) have been completed in Norlane and 36 more properties will be built over the coming year.   News: Premier of Victoria- 9th October-...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 05 Oct 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 05 Oct 2020

News: The Conversation- 22nd September- If we realized the true cost of homelessness, we’d fix it overnightThe ABC- 29th September- Federal Government warned about risk of homelessness from COVID-19PRObono News- 18th September- COVID leaves community sector...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 18 Sep 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 18 Sep 2020

News: PRObono News- 31st August- Federal government urged to boost investment in social housingPRObono News- 1st September- Rental affordability crisis worsens for low income AussiesABC News- 18th August- Tenants struggling to get coronavirus rent relief, research...

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