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Guidance notes

A range of guidance notes have been developed to assist registered housing agencies in carrying out compliance and reporting obligations.

Registration


Completing the registration application form
This document sets out the requirements of an agency seeking registration as a housing association or housing provider.

Guidance on completing the registration application form (PDF Size 460kb)

Guidance on completing the registration application form (Word Size 476kb)


Understanding the registration criteria - winding up provisions (February 2008)
Clear and simple winding up requirements form a key part of the constitutional requirements intended, as part of the broader registration regime, to promote growth in the sector, provide confidence to investors and philanthropic organisations in committing funds for affordable housing, to preserve and protect publicly funded assets, and to enhance the reputation of the sector.

Understanding the registration criteria - winding up provisions (PDF Size 481kb)

Understanding the registration criteria - winding up provisions (Word Size 396kb)


Understanding the registration criteria - Constitutions (February 2008)
Provides comments on registration criteria detailed in Schedule 7 of Housing Act 1983 to assist agencies to self assess whether their constitution complies with criteria.

Understanding the registration criteria - Constitutions (PDF Size 94kb)

Understanding the registration criteria - Constitutions (Word Size 402kb)

Regulation

Regulation of newly registered agencies - (June 2008)
The purpose of this guidance is to identify specific requirements for newly registered agencies according to the quarter of the financial year in which agencies become registered. 

Regulation of newly registered agencies (PDF Size 58kb)

Regulation of newly registered agencies (Word Size 388kb)

Agency self assessment and reporting - (October 2007)
Details legislative and other reporting requirements for registered agencies, and critical role placed on agency self assessment in demonstrating compliance and continuous improvement.

Agency self assessment and reporting (PDF Size 252kb)

Agency self assessment and reporting (Word Size 400kb)

Reportable events

Registered housing agencies are required to notify the Housing Registrar of events that have an significant impact on Performance Standards. This guidance note was released on July 2013 and outlines the process for reporting events.

Reportable events (PDF Size 81kb)

Reportable events (Word Size 432kb)

Intervention guidelines

The Intervention Guidelines were established by the Minister for Housing pursuant to Section 93 of part VIII of the Housing Act 1983 and published in the Victorian Government Gazette in August 2005.

Intervention guidelines (PDF Size 173kb)

Intervention guidelines (Word Size 48kb)

Further guidance

Transition from registered housing provider to housing association - (September 2009)
Guidance is provided for registered housing providers wishing to upgrade their category to registered housing association.

Transition from registered housing provider to housing association (PDF Size 164kb)

Transition from registered housing provider to housing association (Word Size 384kb)

 

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