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 […]
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/
Local organisations ARC Justice, Housing Justice and Haven; Home, Safe came together during homelessness week to raise awareness of the ‘hidden homelessness’ with an event in Hargreaves Mall. The event, titled “A Car is not a Home,” included a car filled with household items to raise awareness of the issue of people living in cars. […]
The Department of Social Services has developed a web portal that provides access to housing vacancies for people with disabilities and a library of information to support people with special needs in their search for housing. This service includes housing in the Loddon Mallee region and can be accessed at The Housing Hub.
Many of the people that need housing and homelessness support lack social supports or links to community and this impacts on people’s overall health and well-being. In acknowledgement of this issue Friends for Good have developed a service to provide people with the opportunity to connect with others through telephone or online chats with volunteers. The […]
Rent increases limited to once per year Previous law The landlord or agent must not increase the rent more than once in any six-month period. From 19 June 2019 In fixed-term or periodic tenancy agreements entered into on or after 19 June 2019, landlords must not increase the rent more than once in any 12-month […]
Most SHIP users will have received an email from Telstra about the Pre-Paid Mobile Recharge Program, but if you haven’t and would like to know more, read detailed information from Telstra & Infoxchange for more details.
A great story from the ABC news website about a program to support people to maintain ongoing housing.
DHHS have begun releasing reports for each Local Area Service Network (LASN) that are compiled from SHIP data. Each release has seen some improvement in the way data is presented and organised and the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have have composed a helpful guide to their use. The LASN areas are now divided into […]
ProBono Australia discusses the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’s $315 million social bond launch.