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Funded Agency Channel Facelift

DHHS advised that the Funded Agency Channel website has been upgraded and has a new address. You can check it out at https://fac.dhhs.vic.gov.au/ and note that the  Service Agreement Communications Team  are keen for your feedback and you can contact them at sacomms@dhhs.vic.gov.au .        

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Bushfire Season Looms on the Horizon

To support safe work practices in our regional areas, it’s recommended that you keep up to date with news about news relating to bushfires and hot weather. The VicEmergency website has expanded to include advice and warnings about fires, floods, storms, thunderstorm asthma and extreme heat. You can subscribe and create a profile to be informed […]

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Tiny Houses – What’s the story?

Tiny houses: Interest is growing but who wants them and why? Opinion The Conversation By Heather Shearer, Griffith University Wed 20 Sep 2017, 6:37am Photo: A tiny house appeals to some as a solution for affordable and sustainable housing. (Flickr: Think Out Loud, CC BY-NC) Related Story: Man charged over tiny house allegedly stolen from […]

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Victorian Housing Register Update- Increase in asset limits for eligible applicants

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 […]

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Expressions of Interest Open for Homelessness Funding

The Media Release from the Victorian Government below, outlines the scope of the of the ‘Accommodation for Homeless’ initiative. Registered Housing Agencies and funded Community Service Organisations will soon be able to access up to $35 million to deliver accommodation options for Victorians experiencing homelessness. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced […]

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Australian Homelessness Monitor

Launch Housing announced the development of an Australian Homelessness Monitor, based on a research project in the United Kingdom. The developers have already been in contact with state-wide networks in Victoria and will then be following up with staff from Loddon Mallee homelessness and housing programs to begin set up of this project. For more information go […]

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What are the National Affordable Housing Agreement and the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness?

You might have heard the phrase NAHA or NPAH in relation to funding lately, but don’t be fooled by their frivolous sounding acronyms, these federal programs affect all of us who work in the housing/homelessness sector. To gain a better understanding of these programs and their relevance to Specialist Homelessness Service program funding visit the Australian Housing and Urban Research […]

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Victorian Minister for Housing Announces Social Housing Growth Fund

The following announcement was made on 23rd February 2017 from the Treasurer’s office: As waiting lists continue to grow, a bold new approach will give social housing organisations more power to build, buy and rent homes for vulnerable Victorians. For the first time ever, organisations will be able to utilise a $1 billion fund and access […]

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