A number of ongoing existing initiatives will be used to support the implementation of the social housing growth and improved support initiatives.
- The Victorian Housing Register
- The Victorian Property Fund
Victorian Housing Register
The new Victorian Housing Register brings together all public and community housing waiting lists into a single place.
It will play a vital role in ensuring vulnerable Victorians can easily apply for long-term housing assistance.
Through a single online application, the Victoria Housing Register provides a fair and easy way for people to access a range of social housing options, regardless of preference for public or community housing.
It will mean Victorians in need will only have to register once rather than put their name down with every agency. This is a partnership arrangement between the government and the community housing and homelessness sectors.
More information on the Victorian Housing Register can be found at our housing.vic.gov.au website.
Community Housing Allocations Framework
Consultation on the Community Housing Allocations Framework for the Victorian Housing Register closed on 15 September 2017. The response to sector feedback is currently being prepared.
To find out more, see the Victorian Housing Register page of the Funded Agency Channel.
Victorian Property Fund
The Victorian Property Fund (VPF) is a trust fund administered by Consumer Affairs Victoria which collects interest from Estate Agent Trust funds and other sources.
The VPF makes grants to support a range of programs, including housing assistance for disadvantaged Victorians and environmentally sustainable housing. Up to $100 million in new grants over the next four years will be made for such programs.
In the 2016-17 Budget, $10 million was provided from the Victorian Property Fund (VPF) to rejuvenate three Melbourne rooming houses in Ascot Vale, Flemington and St Kilda.
Recent grants being funded from the Property fund also include:
- $5.5m for 20 affordable units for women aged over 55 including women and children escaping family violence
- $2.7 million for Common Equity Housing for acquisition of units at Harmony Village
- $1.6 m for the Victorian Women’s Housing Association for affordable housing for low income women in Coburg
- $1.35 million to Housing Choices Australia for Veterans accommodation in Richmond
- $2.6 million to Kids under Cover for prevention of Youth Homelessness