Topic: Housing and communities

Special Exemption For First Home Buyers In Defence Forces

Victorian members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are set to receive a special exemption under the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG). Recognising that ADF personnel often cannot live at home while they serve abroad or live on base, the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes an exemption for our servicemen and women from […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

First Social Impact Bonds For Disadvantaged Victorians

Two of Australia’s leading welfare providers have been invited to develop Victoria’s first Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to reach better outcomes for at-risk teenagers and the long term homeless. Consortia led by Anglicare and Sacred Heart Mission have been chosen by the Andrews Labor Government to explore new approaches to complex social issues through the use […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Protecting Residents’ Rights In Specialist Disability Accommodation

Residents, families and carers in specialist disability accommodation have been invited to share their views on how their rights can be protected in the transition to the NDIS when it comes to specialist disability accommodation. As part of the transition to the NDIS, all participants should be empowered to exercise choice and control in every […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Public Housing Upgrades On The Cards

The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade more than 200 public housing properties, creating up to 80 construction jobs in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley announced the $7.8 million investment today, which will  deliver better quality homes for tenants in Churchill, Moe, Morwell, Newborough, Sale, Traralgon and Wurruk. Each of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Expressions Of Interest Open For Homeless Funding

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 funding was now available for the second phase of the Accommodation for Homeless program as part of the Government’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

First Steps To Remove Government Mortgage

As part of its policy of self-determination the Andrews Labor Government is piloting a program that will ensure Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisations (ACCOs) have full control of their assets and have the autonomy to grow and plan for the future. This pilot is the first step in a program to remove first mortgages held by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Turnbull Set To Leave 56,000 Victorians Out In The Cold

The Andrews Labor Government has called on Malcolm Turnbull to end the uncertainty for housing and homelessness support in Victoria. With new data revealing that cuts to the National Affordable Housing Agreement would mean approximately 56,000 Victorians per year would not be able to access homelessness services, and put the social housing system that provides […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

A Brighter Future For Disadvantaged Young People

More young people at risk of homelessness will get the support they need to improve their lives thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the Youth Foyer in Warrnambool to announce $3 million to expand the delivery of the Certificate I in Developing Independence to Warrnambool, where it […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Work Underway For Ozanam House

Work is underway at the site of VincentCare’s $44 million redevelopment of Ozanam House, which provides a mix of homelessness services to Victorians. Assisted by a $10 million Andrews Labor Government grant, this redevelopment will enable VincentCare to more than double its client base. Starting this month, the redevelopment is expected to be completed by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Men’s Sheds A Valuable Asset For Local Communities

Communities around Victoria are set to benefit from more Men’s Sheds, thanks to $879,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced the opening of the 2017-18 Men’s Sheds Grants Program today, during a visit to the Maryborough Men’s Shed. The grants will help communities provide a space […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children, Northern Victoria Region