Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 05 Oct 2020

News:

The Conversation- 22nd September- If we realized the true cost of homelessness, we’d fix it overnight
The ABC- 29th September- Federal Government warned about risk of homelessness from COVID-19
PRObono News- 18th September- COVID leaves community sector ‘approaching crisis point’
The Sydney Morning Herald- 15th September- Thousands of affordable homes would boost the economy, homelessness group say
CHP Media Release- 17th September-  Victoria’s Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) Report reveals that housing is the critical missing element keeping rough sleepers homeless
PRObono News-23rd September- housing for all ‘makes good business sense’.
PRObono News- 30th September– Crisis accommodation package for domestic violence survivors rolls out
The Guardian- 28th September- Top economists say boosting social housing and jobseeker key to Australia’s prosperity
The Guardian- 21st September- Housing demand to take a dramatic hit as Australia’s net migration slumps

 

Training/Resources/Reports:

Tenants Victoria- A step by step guide to Rent Reductions and Rent Relief Grants
DHHS training for community sector working on how to use masks and PPE effectively
Justice Connect- Dear Landlord
SHS training calendar for Semester Two 
MARAM practice guides and resources
MH Vic- Semester Two training calendar
Diversitat- Information videos in a number of community languages on COVID19
DHHS- Guidance for coronavirus planning (COVID-19) in the Community Sector
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights
FEED Geelong- Where can I get emergency food in Geelong
COVID-19 health advice https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act resources for community organistions
CHP- Housing First – Permanent Supportive Housing – ending chronic homelessness
Victorian Auditor General’s office- 17th September- Victoria’s Homelessness Response

 

Webinars:

CHIA Vic- 6th October- Community Housing Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework implementation assistance $270.00

 

Conferences/Grants/Submissions:

Community fellows program – Melbourne University – have a research topic on homelessness explored by academics?
CHIA Vic Conference the 27th & 28th April, 2021
AHURI National Homelessness Conference 1st and 2nd December, 2020
Warrnambool City Council – Community Funding Programs open
DV Vic Review of Real Estate education regulations

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 – 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...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 27 Aug 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 27 Aug 2020

News: The Guardian- 19th July- ‘ We don’t know how many timebombs are ticking’: Australia’s rent deferral rent trapABC News- 20th August- Victoria coronavirus rental eviction moratorium to be extended to the end of the yearPremier of Victoria-17th August-  Keeping...

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