Pro Bono Australia has posted this story on the inquiry, noting some of the more important findings and gauges the reaction of peak bodies. The full report is available on the Parliament of Victoria website.
This much anticipated report prepared by Victoria’s Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, has revealed a number of systemic inequities in the system of maintenance claims lodged against public housing tenants by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The Ombudsman found that DHHS had been engaging in ‘unfair management of maintenance claims over many years’ and […]
DHHS have advised that the Victorian Housing Register Supported Housing Operational Guidelines have been updated to reflect the higher asset limit that may be applied to eligible Supported Housing applicants who can demonstrate significant personal support needs, exempting households with significant personal support needs from the priority access limit, and instead enabling them to be […]
The Victorian government have released a new strategy for addressing a range of issues associated with housing affordability and homelessness services. For more information see Homes for Victorians website.
The following announcement was made on 23rd February 2017 from the Treasurer’s office: As waiting lists continue to grow, a bold new approach will give social housing organisations more power to build, buy and rent homes for vulnerable Victorians. For the first time ever, organisations will be able to utilise a $1 billion fund and access […]
The Productivity Commission is conducting an inquiry into Human Services as outlined in the statement below, from the terms of reference document. ‘While governments have made progress in introducing competition, contestability and user choice to human services provision, the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of services within the sector varies significantly between jurisdictions. Service […]
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Aboriginal Housing Victoria have received 500 new properties in a transfer from DHHS. See the news story for more information at ABC News Story