Social and community housing
Social housing provides homes to Victorians in need. Social housing helps people find stability in other areas of their lives like education, work and the community.
There is not enough social housing available for Victorians who need it.
How we plan to increase available social housing
We plan to develop around 6000 social housing homes and apartments. We will do this with programs to develop new homes, renew existing homes and improve the management of social housing.
We will create a $1 billion . The fund will support innovative partnerships between the Victorian Government and other sectors. We will work with the community housing sector, private developers, not for profit organisations and local government.
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Inclusionary housing pilot
The Inclusionary Housing pilot on surplus government land will deliver up to 100 new social housing homes across 6 sites. The pilot will help us make better use of surplus government land. Developers, community and locals will develop better partnerships for delivery of social housing.
Using surplus government land
Surplus government land is often in areas with good access to jobs and transport. When we no longer need the land for government needs we can release it for housing developments.
We expect a proportion of social housing to be delivered on each pilot site.
Including social housing in major developments
As part of the pilot we will help developers, the community and local councils understand how to develop good partnerships.
Simple applications with the Victorian Housing Register
The Victorian Housing Register is how people apply for a place in social housing.
Using the new register Victorians applying for social housing only need to provide their details once. They will not need to apply through many individual agencies.
We plan to reduce waiting times for people in the most need.
Social housing organisations on the register must give at least 75% of their vacancies to priority applicants.
How to apply
Apply for social housing with a on the myGov website. You can use the same form to apply to transfer from your current social housing property. You may have to link it to your account if it’s not already on your list of applications. If you’re not already on the register you should check if you’re .
Reviewed 15 February 2021