Young Adults Transitional Housing Management Program
Provides young adults aged 18-25 years in the North West Melbourne region who are experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to access housing support.
The Young Adults Transitional Housing Management program provides young adults aged 18-25 in the North West Melbourne region who are experiencing homelessness, the opportunity to access housing support.
The focus of the program is to provide the opportunity to participate in employment, education and training, with
possible access to stable accommodation.
It also provides young adults with the opportunity to access a long-term housing placement for nine months. The housing placement is a share house arrangement, with case management provided during the period of accommodation.
The program provides support for up to 12 months, offering three months of aftercare support once the young adult has moved out of the program.
Who is eligible for Young Adults Transitional Housing Management Program?
The program is available for young adults who meet the following criteria:
- Aged 18-25 and live in the North West Melbourne region;
- Engaged in employment, education or training;
- Are willing to share accommodation with another person;
- Require minimal supports;
- Have a view to access the private rental market;
- Be willing to engage with an employment worker and housing worker regularly; and
- Have low support needs.
Referral to the program is through the Open Doors Framework, which includes an application process or via direct referral to the program when a vacancy exists.
The Young Adults Transitional Housing Management program has Specialist Housing Status from the Department of Human Services, so referrals can be received from outside the Open Doors Framework.
There are limited spaces available, however all applications are considered on individual merit.