Social housing providers are private not-for-profit companies which develop, own and manage many forms of rental housing for low to middle income Victorians. These Social Housing providers have an ever increasing portfolio supported by growth funding from the Victorian government.
Rents charged in Social Housing can vary significantly. Some rents are based on a percentage of private rents in that particular area (called a market rent) while others charge between 25% to 30% of combined household income plus 100% of Commonwealth rent assistance.
How do I apply?
You can apply for social housing by contacting Home at Last on 1300 765 178 or by contacting the Social Housing provider yourself.
25 to 30% of your income
-Receiving an income from Centrelink
|Adaptability for changing physical needs/maintenance||The Social Housing provider will make changes to the housing to suit your physical needs at no cost to you and is responsible for maintenance.|
|How long can you stay there?||As long as you need it|
|Legal Coverage||Residential Tenancies Act|
Social Housing provides a good standard of accommodation specifically designed for the needs of older people. Social Housing is a lot like public housing but it is managed by various Social Housing providers so conditions of tenure vary.