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 […]
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 […]
In August 2016 the Victorian Ombudsman began an investigation into the Office of Housing’s management of debts accrued by tenants in their social housing properties. Justice Connect responded by undertaking a survey of people who had debts with OOH and drafted a position paper, ‘Through the Roof: Improving the Office of Housing’s policies and processes for dealing with debt‘ outlining […]
The Productivity Commission is conducting an inquiry into Human Services as outlined in the statement below, from the terms of reference document. ‘While governments have made progress in introducing competition, contestability and user choice to human services provision, the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of services within the sector varies significantly between jurisdictions. Service […]
The Victorian Government is seeking feedback about the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. There are a number of ways that you, or the clients you work with, can provide feedback. To find out more, visit the Fairer Safer Housing website.
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 […]
In yet another positive outcome from the Royal Commission into Family Violence the Victorian government has announced it’s commitment to development of new and existing facilities to shelter women and children seeking shelter as a result of family violence. For more information go to New Refuges for Women & Children