Who is leading the change
- Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
The Victorian Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing report annually to the Parliamentary Committee on Family Violence on:
- the extent of unmet housing demand among people affected by family violence - including the average and range of current stays by women and children in crisis and transitional accommodation
- progress in meeting the benchmark of 6 weeks in crisis accommodation
- proposed actions for meeting the continuing housing demand from people affected by family violence.
Data on unmet housing demand for people experiencing family violence will be released online and regular reporting from 2021 as part of a proposed rolling supply and delivery plan being developed by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. The plan will publicly release the intent of government investment in housing forward four years and include information on housing demand; and how new housing supply will provide more and better housing for key cohorts, including those affected by family violence.
Data on the extent of current demand for housing from people affected by family violence is published on the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing .
Public reporting on crisis accommodation performance is reported through the Victorian State budget.
Improvements to data collection and changes to crisis accommodation performance measures are part of ongoing reforms to the way that crisis accommodation stays and the associated service provision are reported, with new measures including bed nights and households accommodated. The counting rules around these measures and further training in data collection and reporting mechanisms will yield more comprehensive data about crisis accommodation.
In addition to budget reporting, crisis accommodation length of stay will be reported in the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing’s Annual Report.
Reviewed 27 January 2023