Our private rental head-leasing program for women and children escaping family violence won the Australasian Housing Institute Leading Innovation Award in Victoria in 2019 and funded head-leases on 159 properties since the program was started.
Operating predominantly across regional and rural Victoria, Moving On enables women escaping family violence to access safe rental accommodation. Clients sublet from us at below market rent for a period of up to 12 months, after which they are given the option to take up a private lease of the property.
Of the women and children who have been supported through the Moving On program, the vast majority have transitioned to a private rental lease of their chosen properties at the conclusion of the head-lease period.
In 2016-2017, we were one of only four community housing agencies selected to deliver a head-leasing program in Victoria as part of the Family Violence Rapid Housing Fund in response to the findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
In contrast to other agencies, our approach to the successful delivery of our head-leasing program is totally client-centric with the victim-survivors directly involved in the sourcing and selection of their head-leased property.