Housing Justice provides a free and confidential service. Our outreach includes Maryborough, Echuca, Castlemaine, Kyabram, Kyneton and Rochester.
IMPORTANT SERVICE UPDATE
As of 9:00am on Tuesday 17th March, we will be providing housing support services by telephone only. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff, clients and the wider community, and to reducing the risk of COVID-19. All face-to-face appointments and walk-in enquiries will be suspended until further notice. Our doors will be closed, but our services will still be available by telephone. If you have a tenancy problem and need help, please call us on (03) 5445 0990 Thank you for your understanding.
Advice and Advocacy
Housing Justice provides advice, information and assistance to tenants about:
- their rights and responsibilities
- the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal (VCAT)
- negotiating with landlords and real estate agents.
Housing Justice helps clients to stand up for themselves. We can also speak on tenants behalf.
Housing Justice supports tenants living in public housing to:
- address barriers to their tenancy
- settle into a new tenancy and link up with their community
- access relevant services and support
- negotiate with government and other community agencies.
Housing Justice has two key funded programs:
- Tenancy Plus helps tenants living in public housing to address barriers to their tenancy and avoid homelessness.
- Tenant Advice and Advocacy Program (TAAP) to provide information, advice and assistance to vulnerable and disadvantage tenants, this may include assistance with the process and attendance at VCAT.
Housing Justice welcomes sector and research partners to ensure services meet the need and optimise safe, secure and stable housing.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the first people of this country, their culture and Elders past, present and future.