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AHV has transitioned to the Victorian Housing Register (VHR), which provides applicants with a single point of entry to social housing.
The VHR aims to improve the service provided to clients seeking housing, by streamlining to a broader range of social housing options. There will be a common housing application process and social housing organisations will be able to access one register to allocate vacant properties.
Applicants can opt to be considered for community housing, including AHV housing only, and/or public housing.
This will mean that applicants will only need to lodge one application form (online or paper allocations available).
All applications for housing with AHV will now need to be lodged through the Victorian Housing Register (VHR).
You can access online or paper applications by visiting https://housing.vic.gov.au/apply-social-housing
To apply for housing and to be approved to the VHR, applications are assessed against the VHR eligibility criteria.
Applications specific to AHV housing will be assessed by VHR eligibility criteria in addition to the following:
Confirmation of Aboriginality for at least one permanent household member;
- Outstanding charges to AHV incurred during current or previous tenancies;
- Applicants and other household members who have outstanding charges may be approved to the waiting list. However all outstanding charges must be paid before AHV will enter into a Residential Tenancy Agreement with the applicant.
- During the previous 12 months the applicant(s) and/or household member(s) were not evicted as a tenant of an AHV property for non-arrears tenancy breaches
If you wish to apply for AHV housing, please visit https://housing.vic.gov.au/apply-social-housing to access application details, or contact your local DHHS office: https://dhhs.vic.gov.au/locations-dhhs-offices-victoria.
You can also call our Client Services Team for local housing offices contact details.