New Census data revealing a 13.6% increase in homelessness demonstrates just how far Australia has to go to solve this devastating issue. “This is a wake up call to all Australians,” VCOSS CEO Emma King said. “A bipartisan, coordinated, compassionate and sustained multi-prong response is desperately needed.” In Victoria the data shows an 11.2% increase […]
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This inquiry in to increasing affordable housing supply, ‘Paying for Affordable Housing in Different Market Contexts’ analyses six recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact to produce affordable housing. The findings indicate that affordable housing project outcomes in these instances were driven by funding opportunities, rather than […]
A new report from the Grattan Institute, ‘Housing Affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream’ discusses the changing landscape of private home ownership in Australia and the impact lack of affordable housing has on the wider housing market.
Delivering a good life for all Victorians, regardless of their background or individual circumstances, must be on the agenda for the 2018 State Election, and beyond. Held ‘under the spire’ at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne, the VCOSS Summit will bring together leaders, strategic thinkers and workers in the community sector, government, business, and the […]
The ‘Free from Violence’ First Action Plan, forming part of the Prevention of Violence Against Women national initiative has been released and includes Community Partnership Grants open in March for community groups to trial and evaluate new approaches to violence prevention.
CHIA Victoria’s conference will be on 19th April at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Up until 31st March you can secure early bird tickets at a reduced price. Go to the conference web page for more information.
Sometimes waiting is worth it, see this heart warming news story from ‘The Age’.
It might sound like an oxymoron- ‘humanitarian landlord’, but yes some landlords do consider that they have a role to play in enabling people to access affordable housing. See the full story on the ABC news website .
Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network website has a new look and new content. Layout of the pages menu has changed, so that all of the pages that were formerly on sub-pages have been given their own main pages. The ‘Reports’ and ‘Practice Guides’ have the same titles and content, while the ‘Referrals’ page has all of the […]
The Centre for Non-Violence is hosting a celebration of the ‘Solving the Jigsaw’ program on Friday 23rd February at the Footscray Arts Centre. For more details see the email invitation from CNV.