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 […]
The City of Greater Bendigo has a number of great employment opportunities available, some of which include: Community Partnerships Officer – Gender Equity Social Planning and Policy Officer Research and Evaluation Officer Recreation and Open Space Strategic Planner More information can be found here: http://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/About/Working-at-the-City-of-Greater-Bendigo/Current-vacancies
In Victoria alone, 25,000 people are homeless on any given night. 82,000 people are on the waiting list for public or community housing. And another million Victorians are in housing stress, paying more than they can afford in rent. There’s no doubt about it – we’re at crisis point. But as we know, there are […]