Entries by chiavic_adm

Struggling with working online?

Training on how to make the most of Zoom Working from home and need to stay in touch with colleagues, contractors or tenants; want to deliver training or facilitate 1:1 supervision; planning to run a virtual event or want to collaborate online? Zoom is an incredibly useful online conferencing tool that is being widely used […]

Government support for our sector

Federal Government announcements Support that will benefit our members The Federal Government is providing up to $100,000 to eligible not‑for-profits, including charities that employ people and have an aggregated annual turnover under $50 million. The minimum payment is $20,000 and the payments are tax free; there will be no new forms and payments will flow […]

CHIA Vic response

Strange times are upon us with the Stage 2 shutdown in place that includes pubs, gyms, indoor sporting and entertainment venues, places of worship, cinemas and entertainment venues. Eating out is out – home delivery or takeaway is the only option. So what does it all this upheaval mean for the community housing sector – […]

Conference rescheduled

Save the date! CHIA Vic and CHIA have followed official coronavirus health advice and postponed the Housing Aspirations’ conference in the interests of public safety. The conference will now be held on 27 April and 28, April 2021 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. More details will follow later in the year about our exciting program and lineup of state, […]

VCAT hearings to be held via phone

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) yesterday announced it will begin conducting hearings via telephone due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ‘In the interests of public safety and in an effort to implement social distancing measures, VCAT has moved to conducting hearings by telephone. As a result, VCAT venues will be closed to the public […]

CHIA Vic still open for business

As you are aware, COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic, there are an increasing number of cases in Australia and the situation is rapidly evolving. CHIA Vic remains open and will continue to support the vital work of community housing organisations as we navigate this crisis. To continue to operate, while taking precautionary measures to […]

Stimulate social housing

Anglicare Australia has called on cabinet to include action on social housing and Newstart in its stimulus package. Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers said the stimulus package offered the Morrison Government the perfect opportunity to invest in social housing. “The homelessness crisis will only get worse after the summer bushfires. The effects are likely […]

Consultation on Melb affordable housing begins

CHIA Vic’s CEO Roberta Buchanan attended the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee (FMC) meeting on Tuesday to speak in support of the council’s draft Affordable Housing Strategy. With the meeting endorsing the draft, a period of public consultation on the draft Affordable Housing Strategy has begun and members are encouraged to take part. The strategy’s […]