Hi everyone i wanted to do this forum to see what answers i could find. I am on waiting list for commission housing in vic we have been on the list now for 2 years this is just for general not early. We have been told it can take 15 years until we could get a house. At the moment me and my kids live in a 2 bedroom bungalow in my dads backyard witch is not self contained we have been living here for about 5 years now. Over the years the bungalow has got rain damage which causes mold etc and we are forever getting sick despite how clean i keep it. My son asthma and i am highly algeric to mold. We can afford to rent a house and housing comision has been my only option. I rang up a few days ago to see how i can get further on the list they told me i need to go to my dr and get them to prove me and me son have medical condtions in order to be on the early housing list. I can do this without a problem. She also told me even that list can take 10 years is she lying or what honestly? I know someone who got a house within 2 years of being on the early hosuing list. i want to hear from anyone who is on the waiting list and what they have been told etc. What would be the best area in melbourne to go to when you chose a area? I have 2 kids shareing the one room at the moment all they do is fight my son is always sick i am always sick and i know its from living in here i am 26 years old almost 27 now i just need to get into housing. What anoys me the most is i have a street down the road full of comisiion housing that all have drugys and drug dealers how the hell do they get priority over people like us who really need it??
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29-04-2012 20:11 #1
Housing commission wait times in victoria
29-04-2012 20:26 #2Senior Member
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10 years is disgusting for a problem that is only getting worse, what is the point of even having a list anything could happen in that time frame
depending on the age of the particular children they could actually have finished school gained employment and be completely independent and actually supporting the parents in a system that totally does not work
29-04-2012 20:28 #3
I am sorry you have been waiting on the list for quite some time but yes, the waiting list can be quite long. All you can do is be patient and not judge those who are already in housing. Just because the look like drug dealers doesnt necessarily mean they are either and they were most likely there before you were on the list.
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29-04-2012 20:40 #4
My kids are 4 and 5 years old I am not judging them i already know because my friend lives on the street with them so she knows them well. So this kind of thing anoys me thats all. I am not sure what my other options are anymore i am on 4 diffrent waiting lists with other companies and they have all said the same thing that wait time is YEARS more then 5.....When she told me 10 years i thought she was making a joke with me but she is like no really i know people who have been on it much longer then that...They dont even care if your living under a bridge with kids
29-04-2012 20:50 #5
Yep i have heard up to 10 years too I do know that the city of Melbourne is looking to increase public housing, but how much impact that will have is dubious without the state government's support across the whole state or even across greater Melbourne. It's shocking, there is lots of crisis accom near my place, I see lots of elderly people, frail little old ladies with no-where else to go
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29-04-2012 20:53 #6
That's a terrible situation.
29-04-2012 21:08 #7
Wait times seem to vary drastically between people. I was living with DV and then homeless with my 2 kids and was listed as having a very high priority for housing ( in QLD). I never came close to being housed. I was trying desperately to acquire a private rental with no luck as well as trying other housing organisations. I got nowhere. I had a friend who within 3 months got a DOH house as she said she was being harassed by her mother. She was already in long term affordable accommodation (Community rent scheme). So i think you can be one of the lucky ones or you just end up being one of the ones who miss out.
Do you have any community rent schemes or supported accommodation you could apply for? If you are unaware of any, DOH or even a social worker from centrelink should be able to point you in the right direction.
Even though waiting lists for CRS and SAAP accommodation are very long as well it would probably still be beneficial to be on as many lists as possible to increase your chances of securing something.
Good luck with finding something.
29-04-2012 21:36 #8Senior Member
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Harvest Moon has said some very good suggestions. are you recieving housing support from an community organisations? they are able to assist with community housing lists and other accomodation lists. they are also able to support you for a priority application as well if your eligable. the levels of priority are currently going through a change as well so thats another good reason to seek support from a community org. also are you a little bit flexable about area? you are able to phone and ask waiting times for areas and change your preferences at any time . also just a word of warning if your kids are of the same gender you may only get put on the two bedroom list as well. Goodluck!
30-04-2012 08:58 #9
The only support we have at the moment is centerlink but they have cut my pay down to $100 a fornight then i get the disablity pension the following week. All though ym partner works its casual and not stable but centerlink thinks otherwise. No matter what we do or say they think we ar elying or state there are people who have been waiting longer etc. I am on other housing lists only 2 others besides dhs....I am trying my hardest in order to get into hosuing quicker but every story i read people have been on early housing lists for years also. I dont want to be 40 living in the bungalow in my dads backyard....I have to use a kitchen that is set up in dads garage like im sick of getting up in the middle of the night frezing to get a drink. Despite me having health problems along with my son im having trouble getting a letter from the doctor on top of that. Every day it makes me mad seeing people that live in those houses who dont even need them or the fact they treat them like dumps instead of a house. We are mainly looking in the north side of melbourne close to family and close to my partners work if he loses his job it will be 100x worse then whats happining now.
30-04-2012 09:05 #10
Is there a reason why you can't get a private rental?
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