Feedback sought on Victorian Social Housing Regulation Review
What you need to know
- The Vic Government is seeking feedback to inform its Social Housing Regulation Review
- The review aims to identify future regulatory arrangements that will best support the interests of social housing residents and their communities
- NDS is making a submission and invites members to provide feedback by 6 September
The Victorian Government is undertaking a review of Social Housing Regulation during 2021. The Review will look at long-term public and community housing to make the system work better for tenants, and to attract investment to build more homes over the coming decades.
The Review is currently seeking feedback on two discussion papers: the Role of regulation in sector accountability and growth, and on Service delivery and the tenant experience.
The latter seeks feedback on what works and what needs to change for tenants and people trying to access housing, including:
- What are the most important changes needed to improve social housing?
- Is it easy to apply for social housing?
- Does the waiting list work well?
- How can tenants have a stronger voice?
- What are the biggest problems that need to be fixed for tenants?
- What information and support do tenants need?
- Should everyone eligible for social housing have the same rules?
- What rules and policies make it hard to feel at home in your property?
- What is good about social housing?
NDS is aware that only 6 percent of NDIS participants are eligible for SDA housing, and many people with disability look to the provision of public and community housing to meet their housing needs.
NDS will be making a submission and we invite input from providers to help inform our paper. Please send any comments to Heidi Cheung submit enquiry/feedback by Monday, 6 September 2021.