Tenants once at risk of homelessness have begun moving into 100 new and affordable homes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today visited some of the new properties in Moonee Ponds and met residents. The vast majority of tenants are women aged over 55 – and many have fled family […]
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
Social housing tenants who have made an outstanding community contribution can be recognised under the Social Housing Volunteer Awards, with nominations now open. The awards recognise public and community housing tenants’ efforts to connect and support people in their neighbourhood. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/recognising-our-social-housing-champions/
Senator Jacquie Lambie did a deal with government to get much needed funds directed to addressing homelessness in her electorate in Tasmania. This move has sparked public discussion about the housing crisis right around Australia. Watch Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Drum’ to learn more.
In response to the Victorian Government budget allocation for building new public housing properties in Geelong, Ballarat and Darebin, Maribyrnong, Stonnington and Whitehorse council areas in Melbourne, the CEO of Beyond Housing , Celia Adams has commented via the media about the lack of public housing allocation for Shepparton. Read the full story at Shepparton News […]
A report from the Productivity Commission has revealed that the Victorian government spends less than a number of other states on social housing, despite our population size. Read the article at ProBono Australia for more information.
The Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute is facilitating a discussion about the shortfall of social housing in Australia. Importantly, the forum will also address alternative ways fund to social housing and will include a lineup of academics and sector representatives. This first event will be held in Melbourne on 11th February from 4:30-6pm. See […]
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.
Building More Social Housing In Melbourne’s East The Andrews Labor Government is providing safe, secure housing for vulnerable women and their children, including those escaping family violence. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited community housing agencies in Melbourne’s east and south-east today to announce $6.2 million in Victorian Property Fund (VPF) grants for three […]