Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 18 Sep 2020

News:

PRObono News- 31st August- Federal government urged to boost investment in social housing
PRObono News- 1st September- Rental affordability crisis worsens for low income Aussies
ABC News- 18th August- Tenants struggling to get coronavirus rent relief, research reveals
ABC News- 25th August– Coronavirus hard lockdown of Melbourne public housing towers left residents feeling like ‘criminal’, inquiry hears
The Premier of Victoria- 30th August- A New Lease On Public Housing
AHURI- August 2020- Executive Summary- The uneven distribution of housing supply 2006-2016
APO- 27TH August- Working across sectors to address the needs of clients experiencing domestic and family violence
PRObono News- 1st September– A home seeker package could end homelessness in Australia for good 

Training/Events/Resources:

WIRE- Better access for Women, Non-binary and Gender diverse women over 50.
City of Greater Geelong- resources and local service information on family and domestic violence
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation and Worker Support Payments-
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

 

Webinars:

CHIA Vic- 6th October- Community Housing Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework implementation assistance $270.00
MHVic0- 16th and 23rd September– Self-care strategies to prevent vicarious trauma and burnout

 

Conferences/Grants/Submissions:

Community fellows program – Melbourne University – have a research topic on homelessness explored by acadamics?
Geelong Community Foundation grants close on the 14th September
CHIA Vic Conference the 27th & 28th April, 2021
AHURI National Homelessness Conference 1st and 2nd December 2020
Warrnambool City Council – Community Funding Programs open

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 – 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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