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.
Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness 13th Jan 2018 The Andrews Labor Government is working to break the cycle of homelessness by intervening early, getting rough sleepers housed quickly and strengthening support services to keep vulnerable people off the streets. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today visited Ozanam House in North Melbourne to announce more than […]
This much anticipated report prepared by Victoria’s Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, has revealed a number of systemic inequities in the system of maintenance claims lodged against public housing tenants by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The Ombudsman found that DHHS had been engaging in ‘unfair management of maintenance claims over many years’ and […]
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 email@example.com .
The Victorian government has launched its 14 point plan to introduce changes to rental laws. Congratulations to the Council to Homeless Persons for their work in organising the campaign that strongly influenced the positive changes made to rental laws and congratulations to all of you in the Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network who contributed to the […]