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/
Discover —- Share —– Grow The 2019 program includes the latest innovations in homelessness practice and prevention, new research, and ongoing challenges in policy and practice. Canadian keynote speakers Melanie Redman and Stephen Gaetz will discuss system reforms and practice developments in Canada, including the impact of the Canadian Housing Strategy, homelessness prevention initiatives, and the innovative Housing First […]
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.
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 […]
One thousand new public housing properties will be built to help get more Victorians off the streets and into a home of their own, so they can turn their lives around. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes $209 million for public housing, delivering on our promise to build 1,000 new homes over the next three years. The new […]
This edition will examine the factors that lead to enforcement-based responses to homelessness, the impact of criminalisation on people experiencing homelessness and constructive responses to reduce and prevent the criminalisation of homelessness. The deadline for contributions is Friday 7 June 2019. Read the June Call for Contributions
You can read a short analysis of how the budget addressed our sector on the ProBono Australia website.
From Wednesday 3 April 2019, rooming house operators can apply to the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria to stop the public from seeing their property’s address on the Rooming houses public register. The Director will only restrict public access to the address when there are exceptional circumstances. This may include suppressing the address of a […]
In an effort to have input into shaping the State Government’s budget allocation toward housing, CHP have released a pre budget submission addressing the social inequities underpinning homelessness and targets for addressing the housing shortfall.
The Australian Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement findings have been released and include the suggestion that ‘Improving the wellbeing of people with disability and carers across the nation requires a collaborative response from all levels of government, extending well beyond the NDIS to many other service systems, such as housing, transport, health, […]