Key messages

  • The Housing Support for the Aged Program helps Victorians over 50 with complex needs and a history of homelessness to access public or community managed housing.
  • It also links them to social and recreational activities and monitors their progress.
  • Each service has a pool of funds to help people during a crisis.

The Housing Support for the Aged Program supports Victorians aged 50 years and over with complex health needs and a history of homelessness.

The program supports clients as they enter public or community managed housing, and people already in public housing if their tenancy is at risk. It helps clients maintain long-term public housing and improves their health and wellbeing.

Support provided through the program includes:

  • low-level monitoring
  • case management to coordinate client access to services
  • practical assistance such as helping clients to get to appointments or linking them into social and recreational activities.

Workers have access to a flexible pool of funds to overcome crises (including evictions), or to respond to a pressing need that cannot be readily met by existing services.

There are 12 Housing Support for the Aged Program services across Victoria.