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More Housing Support For Homeless In Mildura

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/

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Recognising Our Social Housing Champions

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/

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New Approach To Reduce Homelessness For Victorians

Nearly 60 Victorians experiencing chronic homelessness have moved into stable housing, thanks to an innovative partnership led by the Andrews Labor Government. The Journey to Social Inclusion program is a joint project with Sacred Heart Mission, supported by NAB, which aims to deliver long-term housing and improved health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable Victorians. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-approach-to-reduce-homelessness-for-victorians/

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Parliamentary Inquiry Puts Spotlight on Homelessness

The Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Council have agreed to inquire into, consider and report, within 12 months, on the state of homelessness in Victoria, and in particular, the Legal and Social Issues Committee should — provide an independent analysis of the changing scale and nature of homelessness across Victoria; investigate the many social, economic and policy factors that impact on […]

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Labour Won the Election- What Next?

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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What Are Political Parties Doing About Housing & Homelessness?

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.  

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