Category Archives: Rooming Houses

    Tenants Victoria nominated for homelessness awards

    Tenants Victoria is proud to be nominated for two Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards, relating to our Rooming House Outreach Program. These awards provide statewide acknowlegement of leadership towards the goal of ending homelessness and are presented as part of the Victorian Homelessness Conference. Thanks to Council to Homeless Persons for running the conference and awards. Tenants Victoria CEO, Jennifer Beveridge, congratulated Catherine Dyer and the whole Tenants Victoria team for their outstanding work in this

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    Effect of mental health on income and housing – chicken or egg?

    Tenants Victoria has responded to the call by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System to make a submission on the interactions between homelessness, tenancy and mental health. The Commission has asked interested parties to make their submissions by providing answers to a series of questions. Tenants Victoria has confined our submission to partial answers to three questions: What makes it hard for people to experience good mental health and what can be done

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    Inquiry into biotoxin-related illnesses in Australia

    One of the most common issues Tenants Victoria is contacted about is mould.  These queries tend to increase during the colder months of the year as increased humidity wreak havoc on many buildings. According to a survey conducted by CHOICE and the National Association of Tenancy Organisations last year, 20% of renters said they have experienced mould growth in their homes that was difficult to remove or reappeared.  The survey also found that 21% of

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    Outreach providing vital service to state’s most vulnerable tenants

    The Tenants Victoria Outreach Program has been in operation for 10 years, providing a vital pathway to tenancy advice and advocacy services for some of the state’s most vulnerable tenants residing in rooming houses and caravan parks. Services provided by Outreach play a vital role in supporting residents through difficult circumstances and situations.  These residents are very likely to suffer from housing stress due to low or unstable income, complex physical and mental health needs

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    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.