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 Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews has announced that the first Family Violence Safety Hubs will be launched in Barwon, Bayside Peninsula, Inner Gippsland, Mallee and North-Easter Melbourne regions. For further information see the government’s media release .
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.
With the best information that we have been able to obtain, we believe that the provision of approximately 30,000 new dedicated affordable dwellings could be an appropriate infrastructure response to contribute to the current unmet demand for access to housing. However, further investigation and the development of a comprehensive housing plan is required to confirm […]