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HAY FEVER HITS AS POLLEN COUNT RISES
SEVEN ESSENTiaL SPRING CLEANING JOBS FOR A SPARKLING HOME
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We have become the first Housing Association in the world to receive the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification for its asset management system.
ISO: 55001:2014 recognises our world-class governance and best practice over the management of our housing portfolio.
CEO Ken Marchingo AM said achieving ISO certification highlighted the Non-Government Organisation’s innovative and systematic approach to align its asset management objectives with its organisational goals. The benefits will be improved effectiveness and efficiency, financial performance, risk management, better services and outputs, and demonstrated social responsibility and compliance.
More Housing Support for Homeless in Mildura
More people experiencing homelessness in Mildura will have a roof over their heads thanks to the Accommodation for Homeless program from the Andrews Labor Government.
Construction has begun on two three-bedroom homes in Mildura, to be ready for tenants early in 2020. All properties will house vulnerable families at risk of homelessness and will be complemented by case management support for two years, provided by Haven Home Safe.
This support will help families to improve their financial stability, learn living skills, set up a home and look after their health, as well as helping them to renew relationships and care for children.
Homelessness Week Puts Poverty and Housing on the Agenda
Homelessness Week was held on August 4-10, and was a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on poverty and housing in Australia and bring it back onto the agenda of local, state and federal governments.
We use Homelessness Week to raise community awareness about what people can do at a local level to reduce homelessness in their area.
This year, we held a range of events across the week. At our Preston office, we hosted warm winter lunch and brought along our our free mobile laundry service by Orange Sky.
In Mildura, we cooked up a free sausage sizzle while our staff were on hand to talk about homelessness support services and other services that assist the community.
We wrapped up the week in Bendigo, where we recruited some of the region’s best baristas and took HeyVan to the Bendigo Writer’s Festival to keep everyone warm with fresh cups of coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
We also sold plenty of Keep Cups and copies of our book.
We’re calling on the government to raise Newstart
Newstart is a critical part of Australia’s income support system, however we believe the program isn’t working because Newstart payments are grossly inadequate.
Newstart payment rates have not been increased in real terms in 25 years while living costs have gone through the roof. $40 per day is too low to give people the support they need to get through tough times and into paid work.
We’ve joined other non-for-profit organisations in campaigning the federal government to #raisetherate.
Raising the single rate of Newstart and other allowances by at least $75 per week allows people to focus on building the skills to get them through tough times. People can focus on their futures rather than just trying to survive day-to-day.
Thanks to our tenants who took the time to complete our tenant survey, here’s what you said.
You’d recommend us to your mates.
87 percent of tenants would recommend Haven; Home, Safe to a friend or co-worker.
You’re happy with your home
The majority of tenants are satisfied with the affordability of their home and their access to services and outdoor areas. While most of you feel safe in your neighbourhood, there’s still more we can do to make you feel secure.
Can we fix it? Yes, we can!
74 percent of tenants are satisfied with the maintenance that we have done on their home.
Winners of the $50 voucher
Huge thanks to the hundreds of tenants who provided additional feedback. The winners of the $50 vouchers were drawn at random and will receive their vouchers by mail.
Victoria in Bloom Competition Opens
AFL Grand Final Eve
Public Holiday Victoria
Friday 27 September
HHS Offices Closed
Mental Health Week
World Homeless Day
Public Holiday Bendigo
Wed 30 October
Bendigo Office Closed
White Ribbon Day
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