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 […]
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VCOSS have created this unique ‘Advent Calendar‘ of important issues for attention by the State Government- enjoy!
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) have just released Social housing as infrastructure:an investment pathway. The report suggests that Victoria needs to increase its social housing stock significantly and provides a detailed examination of the issues related to funding this type of infrastructure.
The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) have just launched an online, interactive map that shows the level of poverty in each location across Victoria. In addition VCOSS have also published a detailed observation report, that outlines the issues behind the data.
Read about this success story for William, a client from the Care Farm project at Child & Family Services, Ballarat.
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.
The Council to Homeless Persons recently held a forum to discuss the issue of outcomes based measurement and if you were unable to attend you can read the full report or the summary report to find out more what this will potentially mean for the homelessness and housing sector.
The Federal Government have released details of the NHHA funding agreement and if you’re interested in the finer details, you can read the full agreement here If you would prefer to just know more about how the funding agreement works and how it is viewed by the Council to Homeless Persons, read their blog post
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.
The Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper and easier for vulnerable Victorians to catch public transport, with new emergency relief tickets to be trialled from today. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced a 12-month trial of weekly and monthly emergency relief tickets, which provide heavily discounted public transport travel to […]