The Victorian Housing Register, launched this month, brings together public and community housing applications so applicants only need to apply once. The register has two application types: Priority Access (e.g. people who are homeless and receiving support, are escaping or have escaped family violence, have a disability or significant support needs, or have special housing needs); and Register of Interest (eligible applicants interested in being considered for social housing).
Family violence workers can help complete forms for an applicant under the ‘escaping or have escaped family violence’ criteria. Women who have experienced family violence, but are not receiving support, can still apply for Priority Access using the ‘special housing needs’ criteria. Find out about the online application process for support agencies.