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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Haven; Home, Safe – Homelessness Access Point

(03) 9479 0700
52-56 Mary St Preston. VIC 3072
Formerly North East Housing Service, Haven; Home, Safe is the access point for assessment, emergency assistance, prioritisation and referrals for the north east metropolitan area. Moving On is a rent subsidy and support program for individuals and/or families made homeless or experiencing housing crisis as a direct result of family violence. The program sub-leases properties to approved applicants for a period of up to 12 months. The program:
  • Provides access to private rental for women and children who have experienced family violence
  • Supports at-risk households to lead safe and healthy lives and to obtain and sustain tenancies in the rental market
  • Improves linkages and strategic partnerships between Real Estate agencies, housing associations and agencies providing Family Violence services
  • Assists those who have experienced homelessness or housing crisis as a result of family violence to access safe, secure and affordable housing
  • Assists to alleviate the ‘bottleneck’ experienced by family violence services in their emergency, refuge, short term and transitional accommodation
  • Takes advantage of relationships with Real Estate Agents to improve access to private rental housing
  • Supports flexible housing models through the Head Lease program to create individualised responses.
Contact: Please note that this program is available in specific suburbs during specific application periods. Contact Haven Home Safe for more details.