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Parity open for community housing submissions

Community housing organisations are urged to respond to a Call for Contributions for the upcoming August 2020 “Supporting and Sustaining Tenancies in Community Housing” edition of Parity. Parity is Council to Homeless Persons national publication, which examines homelessness from personal, local, social and global perspectives. The August edition will focus on the work taking place […]

New Haven chair seeks greater integration with broader housing industry

Highly respected property developer and enthusiastic community leader, Damien Tangey, has been appointed the new Chair of Haven; Home, Safe, Australia’s only fully integrated homelessness services and affordable rental housing provider. Mr Tangey officially assumed the role following the retirement of long-serving Chair and Director, Sue Clarke at the Board’s 2 July 2020 meeting. ‘We’re […]

Been working on green projects?

Has your organisation been working on social and environmental issues, and inspiring change for future generations? Canon has introduced $5,000 worth of Community Grants for organisations including not-for-profits who have undertaken environmental projects and keep their community at the heart of what they do. Applications close on July 31. Click here for details.

NHFIC pandemic update

News from the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) The NHFIC team has been in regular contact with our community housing clients over the past weeks to offer support and gather feedback on strategies being adopted to address COVID-19 related circumstances. We appreciate the challenges that many of you are facing in ensuring continued […]

Building the Recovery

New modelling released today by CHIA National and National Shelter demonstrates how investing in social housing will create thousands of jobs and improve social outcomes. The modelling shows investing in a four-year social house building program of 30,000 homes will create on average up to 18,000 full-time equivalent jobs each year. Wendy Hayhurst, CEO at […]

Funding announcement offers a boost to Aboriginal housing

Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) has welcomed funding announcements from the Victorian Government to upgrade and build more social housing for Aboriginal Victorians. The government is investing almost $500 million to public and community housing as part of the $2.7 billion Building Works package, which will kickstart Victoria’s economy and create thousands of jobs across the […]

Opportunity to shape home energy rating scheme

Community housing organisations have the opportunity to help shape the development of a home energy rating scheme for existing homes and take advantage of opportunities to access capital to undertake energy upgrades within their portfolios. As part of the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings, The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council, comprising the national, state and territory energy […]

Community housing input into Regional Adaptation Strategies

Community organisations know the impacts of climate change all too well, whether it’s helping vulnerable residents with extreme heat or building community resilience to disasters. VCOSS is working with DELWP to engage the community service sector, including community housing organisations, to provide feedback or get involved in developing Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plans. If you […]

Homelessness inquiry seeks sector submissions

The Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia is seeking submissions from the community housing sector. Submissions should be made to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs by Friday, 12 June 2020. The Committee would particularly welcome submissions addressing the impact of COVID-19 on homelessness is Australia, and encourages community groups […]