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Residential Tenancy Changes

Information on some of the changes that will affect you as a public housing renter.

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  • Celebrate International Women’s Day by choosing your health

    This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is choose to challenge. Worldwide, many women and girls experience inequality by not having access to reliable health information and services.

  • 2020 Victorian Public Housing Resident Survey

    In late October and November 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services will be surveying 3,500 residents across the state.

  • A new lease on public housing

    Vulnerable high-rise renters have the option to relocate to a private rental property to keep them safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Pets in public housing

    All Victorian renters, including public housing renters, are now allowed to keep a pet in their rental home.

  • Celebrating our social housing champions

    A champion of the Aboriginal community and a tireless advocate for older renters have been recognised for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the social housing and wider communities, at this…

  • Who blooms in your community?

    Victoria in Bloom is a gardening competition that recognises and rewards gardeners who are actively creating and maintaining gardens on their properties or in shared communal areas.

  • 2019 student scholarships

    If you're a Victorian secondary school teacher, recognise your students' efforts by nominating them for a Victorian Government scholarship.

  • Victoria's blooming best revealed

    The gardening talents of Victoria’s public and community housing renters were celebrated at a special awards ceremony on Thursday 19 April.

  • Renters' rights raised under new rental reforms

    The Victorian Government has announced reforms to make renting fairer for Victorian renters.

  • EnergySmart Public Housing Project

    The Department of Health and Human Services has completed delivery of energy efficiency upgrades to 1500 public housing properties across the state.