In response to the increasing demand on housing and homelessness services, the Department of Health and Human Services is developing a new way to work with people experiencing housing issues. The new framework will be launched across three sites in Victoria. For more information, read the Launch-site-framework document or got to DHHS Funded Agency Channel . […]
Using the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA) in conjunction with the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (FVPA), the training will examine how to provide support and protection for tenants that may have tenancy issues or be at risk of homelessness, due to family violence. This free training provided by the Tenant’s Union of Victoria will […]
The Victorian government is conducting a review of the RTA 1997, titled ‘Fairer Safer Housing’. Although some sections of the review are now closed for submissions, the Issues Paper Regulation of Property Conditions is still open for submissions until August 11, 2016.
The theme for the August edition of Parity magazine is ‘Children and Homeslessness: Protecting the Most Vulnerable’. If you would like to know about contributing, go to A call for contributions August Edition of Parity .
The Department of Health and Human Services is implementing a new system for social housing applications. As of August 2016 all applications for social and community housing will be lodged into one register and new applications can be lodged electronically, with both services accessible via the DHHS Funded Agency Channel. To find out more visit Victorian […]
This newsletter has been prepared by the Early Pathways Unit of the Community Services Programs and Design Division, Department of Health and Human Services, to provide updates in statewide policy and service developments to our funded organisations and department programs that deliver services to vulnerable children, young people and families. DHHS Children Young People and […]
The Victorian Government has allocated $1.2 million for a targeted program to end long-term homelessness that has been piloted by welfare Not for Profit, Sacred Heart Mission. More Info
The NAB Foundation, formerly known as the MLC Community Foundation, has opened a new $1 million grant program. The 2016 grants program called, Stronger Minds, is designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians Further Info
Industry fund HESTA has made a $6.7 million investment, Read More
Government Announces Plan to Tackle Housing Affordability The Turnbull government’s announcement that it will set up a working group to investigate innovative ways to improve the availability of affordable housing has been welcomed by welfare groups. Read More