Homelessness Services

By: Rural Housing Network  14-Apr-2011
Keywords: Housing Support, Housing Assistance, Compassionate Approach

Initial Assessment and Planning
An Initial Assessment and Planning (IAP) worker explores a client's current housing situation, together with options for affordable long term housing.  Working with the client, the IAP worker seeks to resolve the initial housing issue, and then put in place support and links that assist the client to find and sustain long term housing.
Transitional Housing
Is secure, furnished short-term housing for people experiencing homelessness.  It is not crisis accommodation and clients are reminded that there is often a waiting period before Transitional Housing becomes available.
Eligibility for Transistional Housing also depends on income, household size and other housing options that clients may have.  Transitional Housing is an interim option for households as they work towards long term housing options, whether in private rental, public or community housing.
Rural Housing Network will match the needs of people with the most appropriate available housing.
Family Violence Program
Working in conjunction with other family violence services, this program provides the following services:
Assistance with emergency accommodation for victims who face homelessness due to an immediate risk of family violence
After hours accommodation options for perpetrators of family violence
Assistance to establish and maintain private rental as a long term housing option for women and children who are at risk of homelessness due to family violence.

Keywords: Compassionate Approach, Housing Assistance, Housing Support, Wangaratta, Shepparton & Seymour

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