Topic: Housing and communities

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

New Approach To Reduce Homelessness For Victorians

Nearly 60 Victorians experiencing chronic homelessness have moved into stable housing, thanks to an innovative partnership led by the Andrews Labor Government. The Journey to Social Inclusion program is a joint project with Sacred Heart Mission, supported by NAB, which aims to deliver long-term housing and improved health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable Victorians. It […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

Tiny Homes Unveiled During Homelessness Prevention Week

People experiencing homelessness now have more housing options with the opening of the first six of a planned 57 tiny homes on vacant government-owned land. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz and Minister for Housing Richard Wynne toured the units today to mark the beginning of Homelessness Prevention Week. The six self-contained units are now […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing