Entries by chiavic_adm

CHIA Vic’s training goes online

In a training first for CHIA Vic, we have created an online course to assist housing workers to understand the NDIS. The free course has three modules that cover an overview of the NDIS and eligibility; the Housing Workers’s role; the NDIS pathway and how to Talk to Tenants. The course complements a range of […]

Understanding the big social housing picture

Curious to understand why housing problems in Australia are so deep and entrenched? Why is the social housing sector in Australia the way it is? How is it different to other countries? Why are housing problems in Australia so deep, and what are the contemporary debates about social housing management practices such as allocations, rent […]

Identifying older Aussies at risk of homelessness

A new AHURI report investigates the issues affecting older Australians who are experiencing or facing homelessness. The research, An effective homelessness services system for older Australians identified three broad groups of older Australians who become homeless: those with conventional housing histories who experience a financial or other ‘shock’ late in life, such as eviction from […]

Safe Places Emergency Accommodation capital grants open

The Australian Government’s $60 million Safe Places Emergency Accommodation capital grant round is now open with the closing date extended to 11.00pm (AEDT) on 14 February 2020. Safe Places will provide new or expanded emergency and crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.  It could also fund renovations or repurposing of buildings, where […]

December VCAT update

CHIA Vic’s Victorian Civil and Administrative guru Mark Smoljo reports back on the latest VCAT news: The new Head of the Residential Tenancies Division, Ian Proctor is very keen on improving VCAT processes and making the whole system easier to use for all parties. Improvements underway include: Supreme Court summaries of important cases now being […]

WPI calls for Xmas donation

Create new beginnings for women and children with a Festive Season donation! A message from WPI When Marie, her six month old son, Josh, and 14 year old daughter, Holly, escaped her extremely violent ex-partner, they went into hiding. They were terrified that he would find out where they were, as he had threatened her life on […]

Admire a colleague?

Do you know a purpose-driven, positive-change-starting, whirlwind of an individual? Or someone in the social sector whose work you simply love and admire? Now is your chance to pull them into the spotlight to shine. Help recognise individuals making a positive impact by nominating them for the 2019 Impact 25 Awards. You can nominate up […]

Delivering crisis accommodation

Ground has been broken on a project to deliver an eight-unit development in Melbourne’s east designed to support older women at risk of homelessness. Community Housing Ltd (CHL), Uniting Vic.Tas together with other partners Mountview Uniting Church, Oak Building Group and the Department of Housing and Human Services (DHHS) have celebrated turning-the-sod on the project […]

How familiar are you with the RTA?

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is the most important legislative framework for the Community Housing Sector. If you are new to the sector or need a refresher, this CHIA Vic course will provide you with the basic skills and understanding you require for your day-to-day work. This training would be suitable for: New housing workers […]