Housing & Accommodation
Public housing, community housing, disability supported accommodation services and other related support for Victorians most in need.
Latest News and Events
Wednesday 26 February 2014
Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell announces more affordable housing in north-east Victoria in partnership with the private sector
Wednesday 12 February 2014
The Department of Human Services provides a range of support services to help residents in public housing to stay cool and healthy, particularly over the hot summer months.
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Victoria will not, at this stage, participate in the NRSCH, but will instead make cost-effective changes to align Victoria's performance assessment and reporting requirements with the National Regulatory Code. The Victorian Government is open to reconsidering formal participation in the NRSCH at a later date, if it is demonstrated that there are clear benefits to Victoria of doing so.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Air-conditioned facilities are available across Victoria for public housing tenants on declared Heat Health days, as part of the department's Cooler Places program.
Olympia Housing Initiative
Announced by Housing Minister Wendy Lovell on 7 August 2012, the Olympia Housing Initiative is a 10-year program to dramatically improve housing in the suburbs of Heidelberg West, Heidelberg Heights and Bellfield.More on Olympia Housing Initiative
An overview of housing and accommodation-related services and support offered by or overseen by the Department of Human Services.
Public housing services for low-income Victorians and people in need, especially those who have been made homeless and need support. Includes information on applying for and living in public housing.
The department works directly in partnership with not-for-profit registered housing agencies that develop, own and manage rental housing for people on low incomes.
The Shared Supported Accommodation program aims to provide high-quality, supported housing in the community. Accommodation is usually offered in shared housing with up to five other people with disabilities.
Information for people experiencing homelessness and wishing to find support services or to apply for public housing.
Information for home owners needing assistance in mortgage relief and housing opportunities for independent living such as movable units and group self build.
A range of programs or schemes designed to assist those currently renting privately or who wish to enter the private rental market.
The department treats all complaints seriously. If you are unhappy with a housing-related service that you have received, you can lodge a complaint.