Category: Minister for Housing

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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Recognising Our Social Housing Champions

Social housing tenants who have made an outstanding community contribution can be recognised under the Social Housing Volunteer Awards, with nominations now open. The awards recognise public and community housing tenants’ efforts to connect and support people in their neighbourhood. The Frances Penington Award and Molly Hadfield Award acknowledge tenants who work as volunteers with […]

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Boosting Public Housing In Brunswick West

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to build more public housing properties in Brunswick West and create a modern, energy efficient neighbourhood welcomed by the local community. AV Jennings and not-for-profit low-cost housing provider Women’s Housing Ltd have been appointed to develop and manage the renewal, which will deliver a 45 per cent increase […]

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Australia’s Largest Homeless Centre Reopens In Victoria

A ground-breaking new centre for Melbourne’s rough sleepers will provide apartment accommodation and a full range of wrap around support services with the opening of the redeveloped Ozanam House. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today opened the revamped North Melbourne facility, which will focus on engagement, reconnection and recovery. It is now Australia’s largest homelessness […]

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Jobs Program Changing Lives For Public Housing Tenants

A program to help public housing tenants get jobs has given more than 1,100 Victorians a leg up into employment. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today announced the milestone as he opened stage one of the $20 million-plus Stokes Penola housing estate in Preston, spread across two sites with 68 public housing units. The new […]

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Giving Shelter And Support To Homeless Youth In Melbourne

Hundreds of young people experiencing homelessness will have access to a groundbreaking 24/7 refuge with crisis support in central Melbourne, with the upgrade of Frontyard Youth Services. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne opened the redeveloped centre today, made possible by the Andrews Labor Government’s $3.5 million investment that will help change lives for young Victorians […]

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Helping Break The Cycle Of Homelessness In Geelong

People sleeping rough in Geelong will get a safe and secure roof over their heads, with seven new modular homes opened today. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne opened the self-contained units in Norlane which will allow vulnerable Victorians to get into stable housing as quickly as possible. Service provider Neami National will manage the Norlane […]

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Labor Government Matches Dollar Drop Homeless Funding

The Andrews Labor Government will match funds raised by the Aussie Dollar Drop fundraising event from voters at last year’s state election, contributing $270,000 to the homeless. The Aussie Dollar Drop invited voting Victorians to donate a dollar for the homeless at 200 booths on polling day, raising $70,000. A further $200,000 was donated by […]

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