Community and Public Housing
The principal resource for finding housing is the http://www.housing.vic.gov.au website. This is a well organised site, so if you intend to walk into a housing office in your local area, it would be as well to read bits of this site before you do, so that the housing workers do not blind you with jargon.
To be eligible for any community or public housing options you will have to be registered with the government system first, so that it always your first port of call.
However, after that, in some cases you will need to apply privately for each community housing option as well as the public housing option.
|Department of Human Services||http://www.housing.vic.gov.au/
This is the primary contact page for housing inquiries.
|“Housing Options Finder”||They have a handy “Housing Options Finder” here where you can complete a questionnaire to identify the best options for you to explore.
|Social Housing||Social housing is short and long-term rental housing that is owned and run by the government or not-for-profit agencies.
|Community housing||Community housing is secure, affordable, long term rental housing managed by not-for-profit organisations for people on low incomes or with special needs.
There are lots of different styles and options in community housing, so take the time to read through these options before you talk to a housing worker.
|Contacting a housing office||http://www.housing.vic.gov.au/contact-a-housing-office|
|Community housing federation||To find out more about community housing options, visit their website
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