The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) have just released Social housing as infrastructure:an investment pathway. The report suggests that Victoria needs to increase its social housing stock significantly and provides a detailed examination of the issues related to funding this type of infrastructure.
In the lead up to the Victorian State election, that’s a very good question, so staff at Victorian Council of Social Services are helping to keep us informed with their Policy Tracker . If the government’s response to any social issues will help to determine how you vote, it’s well worth going to look at.
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.
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.
If you weren’t able to attend the recent AHURI conference, you can still catch up on the information delivered by viewing video of plenary sessions, PowerPoint presentations accompanying all talks or read the wrap up of events.
The bill proposing changes to the Residential Tenancies Act has been presented to parliament this month and is due to debated on the 23rd August, so there will be more news about what is happening to this much anticipated change to residential tenancy law after that date. You can still add your voice to the […]
An interesting article from the ABC news website that highlights the development potential of vacant buildings in our communities for addressing the issue of homelessness and housing affordability.
ProBono Australia have produced an interesting article outlining a presentation made at the recent Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) conference about the intersection between NDIS and people experiencing homelessness. It’s well worth a read, along with reading the detailed PowerPoint slideshow by the presenter, Joseph Conellan on the CHIA website.
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.
The theme for this year’s forum is ‘Diversity’ and will be held at Warrenmang Vineyard on 24th and 25th of October. As always the forum will be free to all Network members and will offer an opportunity to learn, engage, network and recharge your batteries. Program details will be available soon, but in the meantime […]