Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell today released the statewide public housing waiting list figures which show a significant fall in applications in the June 2012 quarter.
The total number of applicants for the June 2012 quarter fell by 947, from 37,887 to 36,940.
"We still have work to do, but our proactive approach has seen the waiting list fall by 4272 from 41,212 to 36,940 since November 2010," Ms Lovell said.
"Labor's legacy after 11 years in government was soaring public housing waiting lists and a massive maintenance backlog, but our better management of vacant property is paying off.
"There's no denying we have inherited a public housing system in crisis from former Housing Minister Richard Wynne, but we are doing everything possible to improve outcomes for Victorians in need," Ms Lovell said.
The June quarterly report showed waiting lists had dropped across six of the eight regions.
Ms Lovell said the Victorian Coalition Government was working hard to deal with the issues affecting public housing.
"We have reviewed vacancy rates, turnover procedures and times, and are working harder with applicants who have been waiting the longest," Ms Lovell said.
"The current consultation process underway for the Housing Framework will help to inform decisions into the future, as we work to put public housing on a more sustainable footing."