Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 14 Jul 2020


Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry Homelessness Hearing – Barwon and South West Region was held yesterday. The transcripts will be available will be available in the coming weeks.
AHURI Brief- 2018- What is the Housing First model and how does it help those experiencing homelessness ?
The Conversation- 29th June- Overcrowding and affordability stress: Melbourne overcrowding hotspots are also housing crisis hotspots
PRObono News- 26th June- NHFIC finalizes $562 million social bond
APO – 22nd June- Mutual obligation after COVID-19: the work for the dole time bomb
Spotlight on homelessness in Geelong – 11th July- You Tube – 7th July – Coronavirus: ‘Chronic shortage of Social Housing’ in Victoria
The Guardian- 6th July- Jobseeker should stay ‘stronger for longer’ for those excluded from other payments, report says
The Guardian – UK 24th June- Treasury announces 85m for rough sleeping accommodation


SHS training calendar for Semester Two  (online courses open to all across the State- get in quick)
SAFV Centre- Breaking the Binary Code research project
VAGO- May 2020- Managing Support and Safety Hubs (see attachment).
Women’s Legal Service- rolling training dates from 28th July for family violence practitioners (see attached flyer)
MARAM practice guides and resources
Victorian LGBTIQ Strategy– Consultation is open until 3rd August
Women with Disabilities Victoria- New Resources – Family Violence for Women with Disabilities Guides
RMIT/Unison Report- Staying Home? Examining long term housing outcomes of the Private Rental Assistance Program (PRAP).
ACOSS: Survey of 955People receiving the new rate of Job Seeker and other allowances
Homelessness Australia  Submission to the Parliament of Australia House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia
Anglicare Rental Affordability Snapshot – 29th April – 2020 Rental Report
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
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
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights
FEED Geelong Where can I get emergency food in Geelong (see attachment)
Tenants Victoria- Residential Tenancies Update
Consumer Affairs Victoria- the rental laws are changing
COVID-19 health advice
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.
Uniting Barwon Homelessness Week Event 10th August (see attached flyer)



Consumer Action Law Centre– 29th July – free webinar on recovering financial abuse



Federal Government Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence due on 24th July
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.

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Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 30 Jul 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 30 Jul 2020

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