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Bendigo calls for input into affordable housing

The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for community input into its Affordable Housing Action Plan. The council wants to better understand affordable housing needs in Greater Bendigo so it can address the growing shortage of affordable housing shortage, including utilising mechanisms to increase the supply of well-designed and efficient affordable housing. The council has […]

How much do you know about VCAT?

Do you have the skills and information you need to prepare for appearances at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)? This full-day training at CHIA Vic will give participants the confidence to ensure they follow polices and procedures correctly in the lead up to any appearance, including the correct serving of notices and calculation […]

Community housing assisting those in greatest need

Statistics released today in the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services 2020 shows new allocations of community housing properties in Victoria during 2018-19 were made to households in greatest need. Nationally, the 2018 data shows that 84 per cent of community housing tenants stated the amenity of their housing met their needs and 87 per […]

CHIA Vic’s new training calendar now available

Get 2020 off to a great start by saving the dates of CHIA Vic’s industry-specific training, featuring old favourite like Introduction to Community Housing, the Residential Tenancies Act through to Gaining entry to rented premises and Getting more out of Chintaro. Download the new 2020 calendar for Jan – March now.

Family violence census extended

Victoria’s Workers Census has been extended. If your job brings you into contact with people experiencing family violence or perpetrators you now have more time to have your say and tell us how you need to be better supported. Be counted and help us make sure there is no wrong door for people who need […]

Get meaning from your social media data

Responding to demand from attendees at our last social media workshop, led by Kimberley Lee from Brand Social PR, we are offering this two-hour workshop exploring social media reporting to demonstrate the value of social media for your organisation, and determine what works and what doesn’t so you can refine your social media approach and activity. We […]

NHFIC update

In what has been a full year for NHFIC, the Board approved over $900 million of loans to 16 community housing organisations supporting the financing of more than 3800 social and affordable homes and over 1000 new dwellings. The issuance of two bonds totalling $630 million during the year enabled NHFIC to provide lower cost, […]

New service agreement

The community sector has signed a new four-year service agreement with the Victorian Government, detailing the rights and responsibilities of both the government and community service organisations that receive state funding. What are the key changes? Formal acknowledgment of the independence of funded organisations. Support for embedding Aboriginal self-determination in our work. Clearer guidelines on […]