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Nominations now open for Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards

The biennial Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards celebrate the exceptional efforts of workers, consumers and organisations within the homelessness sector. They are an opportunity to recognise the incredible individuals, programs and organisations dedicated to ending homelessness in Victoria. The awards cover seven categories: Excellence in Ending Homelessness – Children and families Excellence in Ending Homelessness – Young […]

Time for tax deductable donations…

Women’s Property Initiative is calling for tax deductible donations before June 30. Two out of every three people seeking help for homelessness in Australia are women. Our crisis services are overwhelmed, which means that many of our most vulnerable can’t get help when they need it. More than 150 women were turned away from homelessness […]

RMIT launches new NFP property course

RMIT has created a new not-for-profit property course that can be studied as a short course or as a post-graduate elective. The course, Property in the not-for-profit (NFP) Sector, is targeted at NFP managers and board members who are seeking to learn about property in the NFP sector, and for property professionals wanting to understand […]

Few social housing tenants are lonely

Older social housing tenants are far less lonely than those in private rental, according to an article published in The Conversation. The article, by Research Professor, University of Technology Sydney Alan Morris and Research Associate, University of Technology Sydney, Andrea Verasco states many older private renters have little disposal income, because the cost of housing […]

Social and affordable housing project funding opens

Homes for Homes has opened a funding round for social and affordable housing projects, with up to $140,000 available in Victoria. Homes for Homes CEO Steven Persson says the organisation will take a flexible approach to the projects it supports. Housing providers know who is experiencing homelessness and housing stress in their area of operation, […]

Executive Assistant role at Haven

Haven, Home, Safe is seeking an– Chief Operations Officer (COO) for a full-time, eight-month fixed term position, with a possible six months extension. The Geelong-based position will work directly to the COO and support the executive office of Haven: Home, Safe. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and a statement addressing the key […]

Sacred heart launches mid-year appeal

Sacred Heart Mission (SHM) has launched its mid-year appeal, recounting the story of Nat*, who found herself experiencing homelessness before being connected to services at the Women’s House. The appeal calls attention to Nat’s difficult situation after arriving in Australia from Indonesia, when her relationship turned violent, a common cause of homelessness in Australia. After […]

CHL creating new Aboriginal housing organisation

To coincide with National Reconciliation Week, Community Housing Ltd (CHL) has launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and announced it has commenced the process of registering an Aboriginal housing organisation, Aboriginal Community Housing Limited (ACHL) that will provide culturally-appropriate housing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Managing Director Steve Bevington says, ‘CHL’s RAP is […]

Treasurer commits to further housing initiatives

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has committed to announcing more initiatives to increase social housing stock this year, that will be in addition to the $209 million set aside for more public housing in this week’s budget. Speaking at the VCOSS post-budget breakfast briefing, Mr Pallas admitted the government had ‘dropped the ball’ on social housing […]