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Homelessness and family violence

Information about who can help in situations where a person is homeless and they are fleeing a violent relationship.

The Victorian Government has established a network of crisis support centres to assist people who are escaping family violence and who urgently need somewhere to stay.

Public housing

People who are homeless may be eligible to apply for public housing. Applicants will need to:

  • live in Victoria
  • have Australian citizenship or permanent residency
  • provide proof of identity
  • be under the public housing income and asset limits
  • have paid any public housing related debts.

See 'Applying for housing' in Department of Health and Human Services—Homelessness and family violence(opens in a new window).

More information

References

Department of Health and Human Services (Vic)

See Department of Health and Human Services—Homelessness and family violence(opens in a new window).

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