The latest news from the community housing sector.

Mental Health housing co-design stakeholder engagement

Homes Victoria has set up a reference group and recently sent out an invitation (the Request for Registration of Interest or RROI) to registered CHOs to sign up

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Budget Submission 2022

CHIA Vic’s budget submission for 2022 focuses on the architecture of the housing system and, in particular, the support required to maximise the benefits of the Big Housing Build.

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Early work on using council land for affordable housing

Read about CHIA Vic's presentation on securing affordable housing contributions at the Municipal Association of Victoria’s Inter-Council Affordable Housing Forum

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Major Reforms in Minor Detail: Mandatory Disclosures

The recent rental reforms introduced new disclosure obligations, which mandate information that must be provided before a rental agreement is signed. These new disclosure requirements mean that CHOs will need to ensure that the relevant information is stored, provided and that evidence of the disclosure is maintained.

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Never experienced poverty? During lockdown you probably got a glimpse 

For those of us living on Australia’s east coast, an end to lockdown has been met with relief and celebration. There’s lingering anxiety and concern, of course, but for so many it has been a tough 20 months. Well, consider this: living in poverty is like living in permanent lockdown.

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Social Housing Regulation Review

It’s a Review that will identify what future regulatory arrangements will best support the long-term interests of social housing residents and their communities - and we have been working with our members to provide our industry insights.

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Major Reforms in Minor Detail: Director’s Guidelines

A common criticism from rental providers who regularly attend VCAT has been the unpredictability of outcomes due to different VCAT Members interpreting the same RTA provisions in different ways.

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Major reform in minor detail: pets

Pet ownership has surged since early 2020 as Victorians have rushed to brighten up their locked down lives by adopting new furry friends. 

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Social Housing Regulation Review

The Victorian Government has commissioned an independent Social Housing Regulation Review.

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