Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 25 Jun 2020

News:

The Conversation- 22nd June- ‘Confusing and not delivering enough’: developers and councils want new affordable housing rules.
The Age- 13th June- How the shock of COVID-19 could end street homelessness in Victoria
PRObono News- 18th June- Vulnerable Aussies families’ invisible to the homelessness system
The Conversation- 11th June- Life on welfare isn’t what most people think it is
The Conversation- 10th June- If Australia really wants to tackle mental health after coronavirus, we must take action on homelessness
The Age- 12th June- Extra $9.8 to extend hotel stays for homeless, help find them a home
Media Release- 13th June- Hearts and Homes Helping Through Coronavirus
ACCOSS Media Release- A permanent increase in JobSeeker needed to keep 1.6 million out of poverty
The Guardian- 18th June- Experts warn of housing ‘time bomb’ when COVID rent laws expire and welfare halves
ABC News- 18th June- Home Builder grants for people ‘who can afford a $700K home ‘frustrate Gippsland welfare workers’.
The Guardian- 10th June- Homelessness: Can the COVID-19 crisis help end rough sleeping in Australia for good?
Domain- 12th June- Just 2 per cent of Victorian rental households have registered a rent reduction, figures show

 

Training/Events/Resources:

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
AHURI- June 2020- An effective homelessness service system
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
City of Greater Geelong Social Housing Plan 2020-2041- Recommended Strategies and Actions
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
CHP- Make Social Housing Work report
Consumer Affairs Victoria- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights
With Respect- COVID-19 and Family Violence for LGBTIQ+ people
FEED Geelong Where can I get emergency food in Geelong
Tenants Victoria- Residential Tenancies Update
SHS training calendar for Semester One (online courses open to all across the State- get in quick)
Consumer Affairs Victoria- the rental laws are changing
The Specialist Homelessness Sector Transition Plan Hub update on progress
COVID-19 health advice https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
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.

 

Webinars:

VCOSS – DHHS COVID-19 Community Services Digital Forum 1.00pm Thursday 2nd July

 

Conferences/Grants/Submissions:

Engage Victoria- Call for Submissions: Monitoring the Family Violence Reforms (closes 12th 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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