The final Housing and Homelessness Agreement Review report has been released by the Productivity Commission.
The report examines how well the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs set out in the Agreement, and the suitability of the Agreement for the future.
The Blueprint for an Aboriginal-specific Homelessness system in Victoria has officially launched as well as The Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework.
World Mental Health Day is marked every year on October 10 to raise awareness about mental health around the world and to mobilize efforts to support those experiencing mental health issues.
Every year since 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) has organized a global campaign for World Mental Health Day.
The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.
The Homeless Memorial began in 2001 when a group of community members recognised the need to create a safe space for people within the community to come together to honour and remember those who have passed away as a result of homelessness.
Children's Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children.
Each year, thousands of Victorian children take part in Children's Week festivities. 22nd - 30th October
During Children's Week, local councils, not-for-profit organisations, schools and early childhood services organise open days, displays, special events, virtual spaces and online-based activities. These celebrate childhood and showcase children's achievements.
The State-wide Children's Resource Program, Inner and Outer Eastern Metro Melbourne 2021 - 2022 yearly report is now available.
Written by Susie Lukis, Regional Coordinator for the Inner and Outer Metro Melbourne, this report outlines the critical work undertaken in the region to support children and the practitioners working with them and their. It details the benefits of brokerage, training, group work, resources and advocacy undertaken buy the program.
The Victorian state election on 26 November 2022 creates an opportunity for Victorians to encourage decision makers to make the changes needed to end homelessness in our state.
Council to Homeless Persons has released A plan to end homelessness in Victoria, the Victorian homelessness election platform for 2022.
It calls on the next Victorian Government to implement 27 changes that, together, would help to end homelessness. In the lead up to the Victorian state election, we’re encouraging all parties to commit to the platform’s recommendations.
VCOSS has released their 2022 VCOSS Victorian Election Platform.
The EHN Practitioner Meeting provides a great opportunity for practitioners and allied services to come together to share information and ideas and to enhance your professional networks.
Melbourne has a housing crisis. We need 1.6M more houses by 2051 to house our population.
When there are not enough houses, people become homeless.
Help us end the housing crisis in Melbourne
In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events, including providing information on the importance of housing as a solution and educating communities on how they can make a difference.
Homelessness Week 2022 will be taking place from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 August.
Tenants Victoria’s updated Family Violence Protection Tenancy Kit for community workers is out now. The completely revised kit incorporates the strengthened measures for those affected by family violence in amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. It aims to help people in rental housing know their rights, have a secure home and limit any financial loss.
Staff from Opening Doors, Women’s Refuges, Family Violence Support agencies, Family Support Services, Police FV Liaison and other agencies who work with families experiencing homelessness and family violence are invited to attend. We love to see familiar faces and new faces are welcome as well so please feel free to invite people you feel may benefit from this meeting.
This network will provide a forum for agency updates, sharing of resource information and practice challenges, discussions around regional themes, opportunities for case discussions and the potential to invite guest speakers as well as possibilities for interagency collaboration and capacity building.
The plan was developed by government funding provided to the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) through DHSS and guided by an Executive Advisory Group (EAG), and leaders from across both the SHS and DHHS. The content of the plan reflects the input of consultations held with the SHS and others around the state in late 2017.
Three inter related reforms have been introduced in Victoria that will be integral to reducing family violence and promoting child wellbeing and safety.
Our housing system is broken.
Whether you’re struggling to find shelter each night or looking to buy your first home, the government can do simple things to fix the system - to make sure everyone has as home.
ABC Fact Check, Unison Housing Research Centre, Sacred Heart Mission and CHP have collaborated on a homelessness fact check project
A dedicated fund has been established to support innovative partnerships between the Victorian Government and consortia including the community housing, private, not for profit and local government sectors.
The $1 billion Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund will deliver additional supply of social and affordable housing.
Frontyard Youth Services is permanently relocating back to our King Street home
Do you know the difference between Social, Community, Public, Aboriginal and Affordable housing? #everybodyshome have created a breakdown for you.
The ABS have released the 2016 Census data, showing that 24,817 Victorians were counted as homeless in 2016, an 11% increase since 2011 Census.
On Saturday 13th January 2018 the Victorian Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan was launched.
Information and tip sheets to help workers navigate the Access and Eligibility for Financial Support for New Zealand migrants living in Australia
A campaign to build 100,000 new, desperately needed affordable homes in order to alleviate the homelessness and housing crisis in Australia
The new Rooming House Operators Act comes into effect on 26 April, requiring all existing operators to be licensed by 24 August.