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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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Funded Agency Channel Facelift

DHHS advised that the Funded Agency Channel website has been upgraded and has a new address. You can check it out at https://fac.dhhs.vic.gov.au/ and note that the  Service Agreement Communications Team  are keen for your feedback and you can contact them at sacomms@dhhs.vic.gov.au .        

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Make Renting Fair- Campaign win!

The Victorian government has launched its 14 point plan to introduce changes to rental laws. Congratulations to the Council to Homeless Persons for their work in organising the campaign that strongly influenced the positive changes made to rental laws and congratulations to all of you in the Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network who contributed to the […]

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Victorian Housing Register Information Session

Department of Health and Human Services in conjunction with Community Housing Federation of Victoria (CHFV) are holding a series of information sessions around the state to inform stakeholders about the next phase of implementation of the Victorian Housing Register. The information session will cover: Overview of the Victorian Housing Register – including structure and  types […]

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Expressions of Interest Open for Homelessness Funding

The Media Release from the Victorian Government below, outlines the scope of the of the ‘Accommodation for Homeless’ initiative. Registered Housing Agencies and funded Community Service Organisations will soon be able to access up to $35 million to deliver accommodation options for Victorians experiencing homelessness. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced […]

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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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