Category: Minister for Housing

Hearts And Homes Helping Through Coronavirus

Victorians experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic will have their emergency accommodation extended and services will have more time to provide tailored exit pathways. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today announced almost $10 million in funding to keep people experiencing homelessness in their current accommodation and plan their pathway out into more stable long-term housing. […]

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Delivering New Homes For Victorians Who Need Support

More Victorians escaping family violence, homelessness and life on the streets now have a stable home thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today announced the latest tranche of funding through the Social Housing Growth Fund will deliver more than 780 new social housing dwellings across 25 locations in Melbourne and regional […]

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Safe Places For The Homeless To Recover And Isolate

The Victorian Government will use repurposed aged-care sites to provide self-isolation facilities for Victorians experiencing homelessness – helping them recover from coronavirus, or avoid infection in the first place. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne announced $8.8 million for four pop-up facilities that will provide health care and supported accommodation for more than 200 rough sleepers […]

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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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