The LMH Network School Support funding guidelines and application forms have been updated. Go to the Children’s Resources page to view or download the new forms.
Speaking at the Victorian Homelessness Conference, Minister for Housing Richard Wynne announced changes to the PRAP program following feedback from homelessness support agencies. More families at risk of or experiencing homelessness will have access to the private rental market thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s changes to the successful Private Rental Assistance Program (PRAP). PRAP […]
Although the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act was passed in 2018, not all changes have come into effect yet. So, what has changed? Long term leases From 3 April 2019 a standard long form lease became usable for residential tenancies in Victoria. See Tenants Victoria long term leases news page for more information. Rooming house register Consumer Affairs […]
While the laws about tenants being able to keep pets will change, these changes haven’t come into effect just yet. For more information pets and tenancies, visit Tenants Victoria.
This year you can participate in World Homelessness Day by- Downloading the digital campaign kit and using the resources to smash the top 5 homeless myths Using the #HomelessTruths hashtag on social media Visiting vhn.org.au and downloading the social media tiles Sharing #HomelessTruths with your local State / Federal MP and urge them to invest […]
The Council to Homeless Persons is running a full-day training session on the NDIS in Bendigo at Haven on Thursday 31 October from 9:30-3:30. Lunch is included in the $100 cost to attend. The details of the course are included below, please circulate to any staff who you think might be interested. Please encourage people […]
The Victorian Council of Social Service is kicking off a major campaign around how unfair funding is impacting community organisations and broader communities. It’s an exciting campaign with very serious outcomes for rural and regional organisations and the communities they serve. Government funding provides around half of community services income. The rest is obtained through donations, grants, […]
Demand for social housing in Australia could be more than 300 per cent higher than waiting lists suggest, according to new research. Read the full story at Pro Bono Australia
More people experiencing homelessness in Mildura will have a roof over their heads thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Construction has begun on two three-bedroom homes in Mildura, to be ready for tenants early in 2020. These are funded through the Labor Government’s $27 million Accommodation for Homeless program. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/more-housing-support-for-homeless-in-mildura/
In the past six years across Australia, the number of people on Newstart payments seeking assistance from homelessness services increased by 75%, according to a new analysis by Homelessness Australia. This has easily outpaced the growth in the number of people receiving Newstart, which rose by 28% over the same period. https://chp.org.au/media-releases/clear-connection-between-homelessness-and-inadequate-newstart-payments-says-homelessness-australia/