Prior to the State election, the Labour party pledged the following as part of their election platform- Invest $209 million to build an additional 1,000 public housing properties over three years. Establish Victoria’s first LGBTI Homelessness Grants Program, in recognition of the fact LGBTI people are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness. For detailed information you […]
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.
Please note that the deadline for enrolling to vote is 8pm, Tuesday November 6th. If you are working with clients who need to enrol, see the VEC website for more details.
Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have released a ‘Homelessness Heat Map‘ to illustrate the numbers of people rough sleeping or living in sub-standard conditions in each electorate. The information is based on data generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CHP is promoting this for use in lobbying MP’s through their Homelessness Election Platform […]
The Victorian State Election will be held on November 24th and for people experiencing homelessness or housing crisis the election poses both a problem and an opportunity. If a person is homeless, they do not have to vote and they can’t be fined if they enrol using a ‘no fixed address’ form. If someone you […]
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 […]
Planning For Robinvale’s Growth With Housing Strategy 6th Jul 2018 The Andrews Labor Government is getting it done for Robinvale with a $50,000 grant awarded today to Swan Hill Rural City Council to develop a Robinvale Housing Strategy project. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding from the Stronger Regional Communities Plan, which […]
Better Public Housing For Bendigo 5th Jul 2018 Public housing tenants in Bendigo will benefit from $10 million in improvements to public housing estates, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to regional public housing. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today announced the upgrade to the Virginia Hill estate, which will improve public spaces and […]
The Senate Committee has released its report on the proposed changes to the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement, after submissions were made by a range of representatives from peak bodies across Australia, including our Victorian Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) and Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA). Concerns raised by the peak bodies broadly address the following: […]
The Council to Homeless Persons have released a statement outlining their response to the State Government’s new ‘Rough Sleeping Action Plan’. The response from CHP is positive and you can read their full announcement here.