Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 22 Oct 2020

26 public housing properties (1 & 2 bedroom) have been completed in Norlane and 36 more properties will be built over the coming year.



Premier of Victoria- 9th October– -Supporting Aboriginal Communities Through Coronavirus
The Conversation- 19th October- COVID spurred action on rough sleepers but greater homelessness challenges lie ahead
PRObono News- 14th October- Community sector celebrates equal pay renewal
ABC News- 10th October- Footy finals during coronavirus leave experts ‘very worried’ about spike in family violence
Updated coronavirus (COVID-19) Homelessness Guidelines Amendments (attached)
The Age – 1st October- Regional renters are under pressure as covid drives flight from the city
The Age- 8th October- Concerns about lack of social housing spark homelessness warning
Government News- 16th September- Melbourne councils join together to end homelessness
APO News- 29th September- Blueprint: regional and community job deals
Australian Government- budget 2020-2021- Supporting social and community services sector workers
PRObono News- 5th October- Social Housing left high and dry in 2020 budget
PRObono News- 12th October- ‘Silent heroes’ of 2020 left on sidelines by the budget
PRObono News- 13th October- How often do yourself MiOK- Am I OK?



Commissioner for Residential Tenancies –Renting in Victoria Snapshot 2020
Launch Housing- Australian Homelessness Monitor 2020
AHURI- Renting in the time of COVID
AHURI- 21st October-Responding to the Pandemic, can building homes rebuild Australia?
AAEH Training – 27th October 1.00-3.00pm- Housing First and ending homelessness
This Way Up – Free coping with stress course
Black Dog online mental health tool
YACVIC – A COVID-19 Recovery Plan for young people
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
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act resources for community organistions
CHP- Housing First – Permanent Supportive Housing – ending chronic homelessness
G21 Region Social Housing Project – Introduction (attached)
SAFV Centre- MARAM Collaborative Practice Training



Monash University- 9th November 5.00-6.30pm- Housing, Homelessness and Human Rights in Australia
VCOSS- Poverty, COVID and the road ahead…15th October at 1.0pm
RMIT Centre for Justice- 22nd October 4.00-5.00pm- Raising the age of criminal responsibility
Committee for Geelong- 30th October at 1.30pm-The future of work forum
2020 Future of work forum: G21 Region Communities of the Future 29th October at 4.00pm
Family Law Pathways Network – 20th October at 1.00pm The views of Australian judicial officers on domestic and family violence perpetrator interventions
Family Law Pathways Network- 12th November- Kinchela Boys Home- Restoring Family Structures



VCOSS October- A State of Wellbeing 2020 Victorian budget update
Australian Parliament- October 2020-Inquiry into Homelessness Interim report
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
Victorian Youth Strategy – Engage Victoria-opened 1st October
DHHS – due 26th October- Community Inclusion and Food Relief coronavirus (COVID 19)

Previous news updates…

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 19 Nov 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 19 Nov 2020

IMAGE SOURCE: Homes Vic   News: The ABC- 15th November- Victorian Government aims to create 43,000 jobs with $5.3 billion public housing spendThe Guardian- 15th November- ‘It’s a game-changer’: Victoria commits $5.3bn to 12,000 social housing homesThe Standard-...

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 5 Nov 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 5 Nov 2020

IMAGE SOURCE: AHURI Executive Summary October 2020- Renting in the time of COVID- 19: understanding the impacts News: The Conversation- 2nd November- $1 billion per year (or less) could halve rental housing stressThe Guardian- 30th October- ‘Heartbreaking’: 9,100...

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...




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