Impacts of COVID on Housing Stress

The Australian National University has released a research paper that details the level of housing stress being experienced by Australians during the COVID-19 crisis.

Inquiry into Homelessness

The House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has held two public hearings for its inquiry into homelessness in Australia.

CHP Workshop: An Affordable Housing Head Leasing Program

To support this opportunistic period for the community housing industry, Home Hub and Shelter WA are encouraging community housing providers to apply design-thinking methodologies as a means to pursue innovative ways to provide more housing to people in need.

National Shelter Update

National Shelter’s meetings with Ministerial Advisors have brought a new level of collaboration between housing and homelessness peaks over the COVID period.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Updates

We’d like to inform you that our Interim Director Sector Partnerships, Penny Kennedy, will be on leave for the school holiday period (6-17 July inclusive).

The Recovery Book: What Australian governments should do now

Policy think tank the Grattan Institute have released a report, The Recovery Book: What Australian governments should do now, detailing the next steps in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 and Mortgage and Rental Payments

There is little high quality nationally representative data on the level of housing stress being experienced during the COVID-19 period or on the extent to which Australians have been able to reduce their mortgage and rent payment in light of government policies enabling this.

Energy Efficient Homes for Low-Income Earners

This proposal urges all levels of Government to shift from assisting high income earners renovating and building new houses to supporting low-income earners to achieve more liveable, energy efficient homes.

SHERP Briefing for Community Housing Providers

The Department of Communities (Communities) is responsible for delivering three streams of the SHERP, the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package.

Homelessness Week 2020

Homelessness Week 2020, a national week to put a spotlight on homelessness and discuss solutions to end homelessness, will look different this year due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19.

FaCS Bulletin

This FaCS Bulletin from the Department of Finance has information about the 2020-21 indexation rate for community services.

Community Resilience Scorecard

Western Australia’s largest collaboration to map well-being and resilience levels and to advise local governments where to prioritise efforts as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Taskforce on Homelessness Update

With the conclusion of the Nous work and scenario planning underway, this meeting considered the future of the Taskforce and agreed it had proven to be a valuable information-sharing conduit between the Sector and Department.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Messages of Support

A little while ago we sent an email asking you and your networks to participate in a video by sending a supportive message to victims of domestic and family violence.

State Recovery Advisory Group Meets to Guide Recovery

The State Recovery Advisory Group has convened for a major workshop, providing strategic advice to help guide the development of the COVID-19 State Recovery Plan.

Comfort Food

From a commercial kitchen located within the George Burnett Leisure Centre in Karawara Joshua Serafini surveys the room.