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About us

Haven; Home, Safe is Australia’s only integrated affordable rental housing and homelessness services provider. We are a for-purpose organisation.

We are a for-purpose company, with our roots established 40 years ago in Bendigo. Through our relentless commitment to help and house more of the most vulnerable people in our community, we have achieved 24 years of continuous growth, became the first Victorian Registered Housing Association, and have developed our network of offices across the state to connect with housing options and integrated supports.

We now offer a variety of housing and support services to people in housing crisis across 29 Local Government Areas in Victoria, stretching through the regions from Mildura to Frankston, Warrnambool to Wodonga, including the metro areas in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and down through Geelong.

Through our breadth of locations, quality and variety of our houses we strive to offer our tenants homes that they can be proud of in locations that meet their needs and in communities they feel welcome.

In short, we strive to change the trajectory of people’s lives.

Our Purpose

In a world where homelessness and housing crisis exist, we connect people with housing options and integrated supports so that they can find and keep a place to call home. 

Our values

Respect
Listen
Collaborate

We put people first, especially our clients.

Innovation
Challenge
Learning

We do things differently to get the best results. ​

Accountability
Responsibility
Integrity

We do what we say and always make a difference. ​

Our strategic goals and priorities

A range of sustainable housing outcomes for people who are homeless or in housing crisis.

Advocacy and support for our diverse clientele with a particular focus on developing
life skills and individual capacity

Relationships with government, community and commercial partners and other key
stakeholders to achieve
our Purpose.

Resources, infrastructure and financial capacity of the organisation to achieve our Purpose.

Our History

Follow our journey of success and support.

2009

Support for bushfire victims

Black Saturday, and LMHS acts swiftly to support bushfire victims.

2012

Winning the Premier’s Award

LMHS wins Premier’s Award for services to the bushfire recovery.

2014

Merger with North-East Housing

Merger with NE Housing to gain access to a metro presence

2017 - 2018

Reviewing the Victorian Shared Housing Register

CEO lead the discussion with HA CEOs to assist the DHHS to review their approach to the Victorian Shared Housing Register, which lead to the creation of the DHHS- CHP Compact (CEO is inaugural chair).

Merger with Active Community Housing

And the development of Australian First Assistive Housing Hub to position us for better housing for people with disability

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