Housing and homelessness
Resources for professionals responding to family violence in the context of housing & homelessness.
Family Violence Protection Kit (2021)
Kit for support workers and advocates to assist people in rental housing who are affected by family violence. (Tenants Victoria)
Family Violence and Homelessness (2015)
Factsheet about family violence being the biggest cause of homelessness in Victoria (Council to Homeless Persons)
Homelessness Services Guidelines (2014)
Details the program requirements for staff and funded agencies to work within, and build upon, to ensure a consistent approach to service delivery.
New guidelines for funded homelessness service providers related to COVID-19 (2020)
COVID-19 amendment to the Homelessness Services Guidelines 2014.
A Crisis in Crisis – The appalling state of emergency accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west
Report prepared in response to consumer feedback that highlights the crisis in crisis accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west.
Nowhere to Go
Equity Economics report detailing the benefits of providing long-term social housing to women that have experienced family violence. (Everybody’s Home)
Fund the Family Violence System Factsheet
Family violence is the number one cause of women’s homelessness in Victoria. NIFVS research highlights the need for immediate as well as long-term housing and support for women and children experiencing violence. This factsheet summaries that research.
Counting the ‘Cost’ of Family Violence in Melbourne’s North
The June 2015 edition of Parity, the Council to Homeless Persons national magazine, included an article by the NIFVS team about our ‘Fund the Family Violence System’ research.