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 […]
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 […]
The Victorian government have released a new strategy for addressing a range of issues associated with housing affordability and homelessness services. For more information see Homes for Victorians website.
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 […]
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 […]
BDAC will now be based at a brand new facility at 119 Prouses Road, Bendigo. Check their website for updates.
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 […]
Given that most of us in the Loddon Mallee region work and travel in high fire danger areas that are also prone to flooding, it’s important to be able to maintain an awareness of our environment and keep up to date with any emergency incidents as they unfold. The VicEmergency app has replaced FireReady and is available […]
The report doesn’t tell communities what to do, it tells them how to do it, highlighting the frameworks and relationships needed for collaborative problem solving. These include: Shared leadership Data sharing in communities A focus on prevention Joint funding of local initiatives. Support for local “economy building” The report also mentions local program http://gogoldfields.org/ based in […]
The August edition of Parity is out now. See http://chp.org.au/services/parity-magazine/current-issue/ for more details.