Homelessness Services

HomelessnessServices

People become homeless for a variety of reasons.

At UnitingCare Harrison we help young people, adults, families and couples who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to access, establish and maintain long term housing.

Our goal is to provide the necessary support to help you obtain housing without entering the homelessness service system.

We can help you with:

  • Assistance to find long term secure housing if you are living in an unregistered or sub standard rooming house or accommodation.
  • Exploring accommodation options if you are homeless, couch surfing or living in inappropriate, insecure or overcrowded housing.
  • Referral to accommodation vacancies through the state wide resource register.
  • Emergency food assistance.
  • Information and advice if you are struggling to pay rent and bills, including information on rental arrears, rent in advance and bonds.
  • Housing information, advice, referral and support.
  • Support to explore, establish and maintain private rental, social housing, aboriginal housing, women’s and public housing.
  • Linking in with your community through education, employment and training.
  • Advice and referrals regarding your tenancy rights to reduce the risk of being evicted.

If you live in the eastern region of Melbourne call our Initial Assessment and Planning team on (03) 9871 8700 and discuss your situation with a worker.

Useful links:

Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)

Peak body representing individuals

telephoneblk8415 6200
wwwwww.chp.org.au

 

Tenants Union of Victoria (TUV)

Information to tenants about their rights

telephoneblk9416 2577
wwwwww.tuv.org.au

 

Community Housing Limited Victoria

Financial assistance (HEF) / rent in advance / rental arrears outer eastern suburbs

telephoneblk9856 0098
wwwwww.chl.org.au

 

SalvoCare Eastern

Financial assistance (HEF) / rent in advance / rental arrears inner eastern suburbs

telephoneblk9853 5680
wwwwww.salvationarmy.org.au/eastcare

 

Women’s Housing Limited

Financial assistance (HEF) for women

telephoneblk9412 6868
wwwwww.womenshousing.com.au

 

Housing Choices Australia

Financial assistance (HEF) for disability clients.

telephoneblk1300 312 447
wwwwww.housingchoices.org.au

 
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