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 […]
The report, Unsettled: Life in Australia’s rental market has been widely quoted by the media since it’s release and contains some interesting information about the rental market and the experience of tenants.
Designed for support workers and advocates who assist people affected by family violence the kit will help people in rental housing to know their rights, have a secure home and limit any financial loss. Family Violence Protection Tenancy Kit
To see what is available, go to SHS Training Calendar and note that the individual listings for training events will also appear on calendar of the LOMA Training & Events pages in the next few days. Don’t forget that if you have to travel more than 200k, your agency can claim reimbursement for costs and information about this is […]
The 2017 Symposium will be held at the Commercial Club, Albury, NSW from Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 October 2017. Optional half day of workshops will be held on the Wednesday, with the 2 full symposium days being held on the Thursday and Friday. Featuring keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, panel discussions, poster presentations and a networking function. Go to […]
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.