Homelessness

EHN Practitioner Meetings

https://www.ehn.org.au/

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. - cancelled until further notice due to COVID restrictions.

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Children's Network Meetings for 2021

https://www.ehn.org.au/practitioner-resources/the-statewide-childrens-resource-program_245s167

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.

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Specialist Homelessness Sector (SHS) Transition Plan

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/117/430/Specialist-Homelessness-Sector-Transition-Plan-2018-2022-1.pdf

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.

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Information sharing schemes and the MARAM framework

Three inter related reforms have been introduced in Victoria that will be integral to reducing family violence and promoting child wellbeing and safety.

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Sign the petition for Victoria to build 3,000 new affordable homes

http://everybodyshome.com.au/sign-the-petition-for-3000-affordable-homes-for-victoria/

Everyone needs a home. But in Victoria alone, 25,000 people are homeless on any given night. 82,000 people are waiting for social housing. Another million live in housing stress, paying more rent than they can afford.

There’s no doubt about it – we’re at crisis point.

But the good news is, there are solutions. By building 3,000 extra public and community housing properties each year, the State Government could relieve the pressure on the private rental market and increase the supply of affordable homes for people on low incomes.

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Everybody's Home campaign

http://everybodyshome.com.au/take-action/

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. 

 

 

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Interactive Fact Check Tool - Homelessness

ABC Fact Check, Unison Housing Research Centre, Sacred Heart Mission and CHP have collaborated on a homelessness fact check project

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Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund

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. 

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Frontyard Youth Services is permanently relocating back to King Street

Frontyard Youth Services is permanently relocating back to King Street

Frontyard Youth Services is permanently relocating back to our King Street home

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Do you know the difference between Social, Community, Public, Aboriginal and Affordable housing?

http://everybodyshome.com.au/housing-infographic/

Do you know the difference between Social, Community, Public, Aboriginal and Affordable housing? #everybodyshome have created a breakdown for you.

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Census Data shows 11% increase in Victorian homelessness

http://chp.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Media-Release-4-March-Victoria-calls-for-better-funding-deal-as-Census-shows-surge-in-older-people%E2%80%99s-homelessness-couchsurfing-severe-overcrowding.pdf

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.

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Rough Sleepers Action Plan

Rough Sleepers Action Plan

On Saturday 13th January 2018 the Victorian Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan was launched.

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Access and Eligibility for Financial Support for New Zealand migrants living in Australia

Information and tip sheets to help workers navigate the Access and Eligibility for Financial Support for New Zealand migrants living in Australia

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100,000 Homes - The movement for housing security for all Australians

http://www.endthehousingcrisis.org.au/100khomes

A campaign to build 100,000 new, desperately needed affordable homes in order to alleviate the homelessness and housing crisis in Australia  

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The Private Rooming House Operators Act

The new Rooming House Operators Act comes into effect on 26 April, requiring all existing operators to be licensed by 24 August. 

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Theme: Homelessness