The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper and easier for vulnerable Victorians to catch public transport, with new emergency relief tickets to be trialled from today. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced a 12-month trial of weekly and monthly emergency relief tickets, which provide heavily discounted public transport travel to […]
Author Archive | Mellissa
The City of Greater Bendigo has a number of great employment opportunities available, some of which include: Community Partnerships Officer – Gender Equity Social Planning and Policy Officer Research and Evaluation Officer Recreation and Open Space Strategic Planner More information can be found here: http://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/About/Working-at-the-City-of-Greater-Bendigo/Current-vacancies
In Victoria alone, 25,000 people are homeless on any given night. 82,000 people are on the waiting list for public or community housing. And another million Victorians are in housing stress, paying more than they can afford in rent. There’s no doubt about it – we’re at crisis point. But as we know, there are […]
Building More Social Housing In Melbourne’s East The Andrews Labor Government is providing safe, secure housing for vulnerable women and their children, including those escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited community housing agencies in Melbourne’s east and south-east today to announce $6.2 million in Victorian Property Fund (VPF) grants for three […]
The Council to Homeless Persons facilitated a forum that covered a number of issues yesterday, but if you missed out, you can find out more by reading about the SHS Transition Plan and the Homelessness Election Platform.
Good news story from the ABC website about an innovative program to combat homelessness.
The issue of trying to find new ways to fund and generate more housing is pressing and this AHURI brief explains how shared ownership of housing could provide an affordable housing option.
ABC News website features a refreshingly good news story on homelessness.
A good news story from the ABC news website about breaking the cycle of homelessness for people experiencing rough sleeping.
Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have released a ‘Homelessness Heat Map‘ to illustrate the numbers of people rough sleeping or living in sub-standard conditions in each electorate. The information is based on data generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CHP is promoting this for use in lobbying MP’s through their Homelessness Election Platform […]