The report highlighted problems such as the ageing state of public housing stock and the need for more diverse housing options to meet the needs of public housing tenants (eg rural and regional public housing tenants). It also sought to identify ways by which public housing could be made fairer and more sustainable.
The Victorian government is now seeking community feedback on the future of public housing and is promoting public discussion.
The Victorian Public Tenants Association welcomes public discussion and is holding a forum for public housing tenants in Bendigo on Tuesday the 3rd of July. The forum will be held at 11am at the Salvation Army, Gravel Hill Hall, 65-71 Mundy Street, Bendigo.
Tenant Advocacy Support encourages public housing tenants to attend this forum to find out more about the Housing Framework discussion papers and how public tenants can provide input into the discussion. The Tenants Union of Victoria and Tenant Advocacy Support will both speak at the forum and will be on hand to assist public tenants interested in contributing feedback to the Victorian government.
For more information and links to the Auditor General’s report, please visit the Victorian government’s Pathways to a new Victorian social housing framework.