Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 13 Aug 2020


The Conversation- 4th August- 400,000 women over 45 are at risk of homelessness in Australia
Everybodys Home campaign- data and statistics heat maps
Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness – Interim report .The Inquiry Report is due in February 2021. You can find the Barwon and South West Homelessness Network submission here and the transcript of the Geelong/Warrnambool Inquiry presentation here. held on 13th July.
PRObono News- 5th August- The uncertainty continues for people experiencing homelessness
AAP- 5th August- Victorians want more public housing: poll
The Standard- 4th August – Youth Homelessness in Warrnambool is at breaking point with no present solutions
PRObono News- 4th August- Heatmaps show homelessness in Australia does not discriminate
Inside Story- 4th August –Beyond Housing
PRObono News- 6th August– Behind closed doors:  The migrant and refugee women suffering in silence.
PRObono News- 5th August- How an innovative, evidence based initiative in Melbourne reduced long-term homelessness



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation and Worker Support Payments-
COVID-19 Amendment to Homelessness Services Guidelines and Conditions of Funding (download)
Mission Australia- Staying Home – A youth survey of young people’s experiences of homelessness
Justice Connect- Dear Landlord
CHIA- June 2020- Economic Impacts of Social Housing Investment
SHS training calendar for Semester Two  (online courses open to all across the State- get in quick)
MARAM practice guides and resources
Victorian LGBTIQ Strategy– Consultation is open until 3rd August
Funded Agency Channel- Program requirements for family violence crisis brokerage (FVCB)
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
Red Cross- Covid Connect is new service for people who are socially isolated to receive a call
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights
FEED Geelong- Where can I get emergency food in Geelong (download)
COVID-19 health advice
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act resources for community organistions



Australian Childhood Foundation- ‘ Thriving in the workplace through supervision, reflective practice and self-care in challenging times- free on 26th August 10.00-11.30
AHURI- A pathway to where? 19th August 1.00-2.30pm
AHI- Industry Connect: National Crisis and Housing Policy Forum – 25th August at 1.30pm
VCOSS and DHHS digital forum registrations open for 3rd September



Geelong Community Foundation grants close on the 14th September
CHIA Vic Conference the 27th & 28th April, 2021
AHURI National Homelessness Conference in Canberra on 10-12 August registrations are on hold until a date can be arranged for 2021.
Warrnambool City Council – Community Funding Programs open
City of Greater Geelong – 2020-2022 Affordable Social Housing Advisory Committee is taking EOI closing on 21st August
Homelessness Australia  Submission to the Parliament of Australia House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia

Previous news updates…

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 27 Aug 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 27 Aug 2020

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Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 30 Jul 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 30 Jul 2020

Homelessness funded agencies are meeting with MP’s next week in Homelessness Week 2-7th August to ask members to the sign the Pledge for Social Housing. Ring, email or write to your local Members of Parliament to tell them that Every Victorian Needs a Home. The Barwon...

Homelessness Week 2020

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...




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