Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 27 Aug 2020


The Guardian- 19th July- ‘ We don’t know how many timebombs are ticking’: Australia’s rent deferral rent trap
ABC News- 20th August- Victoria coronavirus rental eviction moratorium to be extended to the end of the year
Premier of Victoria-17th August-  Keeping Family Violence in sight during Coronavirus
Premier of Victoria-20th August- Pause on Evictions extended and extra renter protections
94.7 The Pulse – 20th August- Front Page interview with Rebecca Callahan on homelessness in the Barwon Region (20 minutes- attached)
PRObono News- 26th August- Equal pay for community sector staff hangs in the balance
PRObono News- 27th August- Researchers warn of uneven housing supply across Australia
The Age- 20th August- More COVID-19 relief for renter, small business



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation and Worker Support Payments-
COVID-19 Amendment to Homelessness Services Guidelines and Conditions of Funding (attachment)
DHHS training for community sector working on how to use masks and PPE effectively
Justice Connect- Dear Landlord
SHS training calendar for Semester Two  (online courses open to all across the State- get in quick)
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 (see attachment)
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
AHI- Industry Connect: National Crisis and Housing Policy Forum – 25th August at 1.30pm
VCOSS and DHHS digital forum registrations open for 3rd September
Wellness online workshop – 3rd September- AHI member $127/ non- member $169
The 6 Thinking Hats to Problem Solving– 8th September- AHI member $127/ non- member $169
Housing Diversity SEPP- insight into the reforms and their potential impacts– 2nd September
FSSI- Leadership fire- side chats on co-design– 2nd September (free)
AAEH- VI-SPDAT Train the trainer– 1st September $71.50/free to AAEH members



Give Where You Live- Community Connections Grant (up to $10,000) closes on 10th 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
Council to Homeless Persons- submission to family violence reform implementation monitor

Previous news updates…

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 13 Aug 2020

Barwon Homelessness Network Update – 13 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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