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 2023 will be taking place from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 August.
The Victorian Homelessness Network (VHN) is raising awareness about the urgent need for more social and public housing. There are 57,000 households on the social housing waitlist TODAY and the numbers are growing every week. So, we are asking the State and Federal Governments to construct a pipeline of at least 6,000 new properties a year.
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 EHN Practitioner Meetings provide a great opportunity for practitioners and allied services to come together to share information and ideas and to enhance your professional networks.
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.
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
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.