Topic: Housing and communities

Building Works: Social Housing For Aboriginal Victorians

The Victorian Government is boosting Aboriginal social housing through a building blitz that will deliver new homes and dozens of repairs, upgrades and maintenance work for existing properties. The Government is investing almost $500 million to public and community housing as part of the $2.7 billion Building Works package, which will kickstart Victoria’s economy and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Delivering More Affordable Housing For Altona North

First home buyers who are eligible for the HomesVic Shared Equity Scheme are now able to purchase their dream home in Altona North’s Alfie development with as little as a 5 per cent deposit. The Alfie residential project is being delivered by Development Victoria, a state government authority tasked with providing affordable and diverse housing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Priority Precincts

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Northern Metropolitan Region

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing