Category: Minister for Housing

More Homelessness And Public Housing Support In COVID-19 Fight

Almost $6 million will be provided to Victorian homelessness organisations to help protect Victorians at risk of or experiencing homelessness because of the COVID-19 virus and manage any outbreaks. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne said it was crucial to provide the most vulnerable people in our communities with the right advice and support during the […]

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Tackling Aboriginal Housing Challenges Head On

Aboriginal Victorians will be better supported to beat homelessness and maintain secure, long-term housing through the new Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework. The framework – titled Mana-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort: Every Aboriginal Person Has a Home – sets out a blueprint to improve Aboriginal housing outcomes in a generation. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne and […]

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Helping People Sleeping Rough Find A Home In Bendigo

Rough sleepers in Bendigo are getting the support they need to get back on their feet and into housing with a team of outreach workers paying regular visits to local homeless hotspots. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today visited the outreach team in Bendigo, which provides a mobile service – the HeyVan – to people […]

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Supporting Ballarat Young People With Stable Housing

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure young people at risk of homelessness in Ballarat have a roof over their heads. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne visited five new townhouses built by the Labor Government, and met the tenants who have begun moving into the two-bedroom dwellings. The townhouses in Mount Pleasant were built as […]

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Celebrating Our Social Housing Champions

Victorian social housing heroes have been recognised for their outstanding community contribution at a special ceremony. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne joined members of the social housing community for the Social Housing Volunteer Awards at the Victorian Parliament, where the coveted Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards were announced. Both awards recognise public and community […]

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100 New Homes Through New Rentals Development Program

Tenants once at risk of homelessness have begun moving into 100 new and affordable homes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today visited some of the new properties in Moonee Ponds and met residents. The vast majority of tenants are women aged over 55 – and many have fled family […]

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Helping Locals Build A Better South Melbourne

Public housing tenants in South Melbourne will have a chance to build a neighbourhood they can be proud of thanks to a new program being rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley joined celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Park Towers […]

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More Rental Support To Keep Victorians In Homes

More families at risk of or experiencing homelessness will have access to the private rental market thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s changes to the successful Private Rental Assistance Program (PRAP). Speaking at the Victorian Homelessness Conference, Minister for Housing Richard Wynne announced changes to the PRAP program following feedback from homelessness support agencies. PRAP […]

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New Approach For Family Violence Refuges

Women and children escaping family violence in Mildura will soon have access to new safe and secure accommodation with the support services they need to help rebuild their lives. A family violence refuge under construction in Mildura is one of 17 being redeveloped across the state to provide privacy and safe homes for women and […]

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More Housing Support For Homeless In Mildura

More people experiencing homelessness in Mildura will have a roof over their heads thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Construction has begun on two three-bedroom homes in Mildura, to be ready for tenants early in 2020. These are funded through the Labor Government’s $27 million Accommodation for Homeless program. Haven Home Safe was […]

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