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Ombudsman’s Report on ‘Management of Maintenance Claims Against Public Housing Tenants’ Published

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 […]

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Victorian Housing Register Update- Increase in asset limits for eligible applicants

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 […]

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Victorian Minister for Housing Announces Social Housing Growth Fund

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 […]

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Public Inquiry into Human Services

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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