The Naidoc week theme for 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter‘, aimed at celebrating the important role that Aboriginal languages play in linking people to their land, culture and history. There is increasing concern about the need to preserve and maintain indigenous Australian people’s language and it is hoped that Naidoc week will remind people of […]
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The Australian Government Productivity Commission released its draft report ‘Introducing Competition and Informed Consumer Choice into Human Services’ on 2nd June and it makes a number of critical assertions about the existing system of social housing and family and community services. The Productivity Commission is seeking is comment on this report via electronic submission with a […]
Celebrating the achievements of workers in the homelessness sector who support people in a range of specialist and generalist roles and organised by peak body, Council to Homeless Persons, the nominations are open now and the awards will be presented at CHP’s September conference. For further information visit the CHP webpage to see nomination categories […]
Council to Homeless Persons are now taking registrations for their bi-annual conference themed ‘Talking Solutions’. For more information go to CHP Conference .
Key topics to be covered at the conference include: What are the Federal Government’s cities policies and what is the role of affordable housing within these policies? How is Victoria going to improve social and affordable housing in its cities given it is one of the top three priorities in the new 30 year state-wide […]
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The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute has released its report on their inquiry into funding and delivery of homelessness programs. Highlighting gaps between program funding and service delivery, this critical examination of policy and funding issues is essential reading for workers to understand options that would better support homelessness programs. The full report is located on […]
Our peak homelessness agency, Council to Homeless Persons have published a detailed, yet easy to read, analysis of what the recent State budget contains for the sector. See their Sector Bulletin for details.
Guidelines for this new program are available on our resources page under the ‘Practice Information’ tab at Housing Access. The program is being delivered in the Loddon Mallee region by Haven; Home, Safe .
DHHS have advised that the Victorian Housing Register Supported Housing Operational Guidelines have been updated to reflect the higher asset limit that may be applied to eligible Supported Housing applicants who can demonstrate significant personal support needs, exempting households with significant personal support needs from the priority access limit, and instead enabling them to be […]