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Aboriginal Housing Victoria

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Agency details

Registration Category: Housing Provider
Registration Date: 5 June 2009

Agency contacts

CEO: Ms Jenny Samms   Chairperson: Mr Tim Chatfield
Head office: 125-127 Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy, 3068
Website: www.ahvic.org.au
Phone: (03) 9403 2100

Agency mission

To develop and manage the provision of housing assistance to the Aboriginal community in a manner that delivers accessible, affordable, appropriate and secure housing that meets the social, cultural and economic aspirations of the Victorian Aboriginal community.

Agency history

Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) was the first Aboriginal housing agency to be registered as a housing provider in Victoria. It is also the largest Aboriginal Housing agency in Victoria. As at 30 June 2014, it has a portfolio of over 1,522 properties, including 73 properties owned, under its direct tenancy management. Tenants are assured of access to an Aboriginal landlord and a personalised and culturally sensitive service for Aboriginal people.

Scope of operations

Long term housing

Housing support services
Housing information and referral, social housing advocacy and support program

Other services
Employment and training 

Client groups for housing
Families, singles and low income workers who are of Aboriginal descent

Legal structure

Aboriginal Housing Victoria is a company limited by guarantee. 

Key partnerships

The agency has a partnership with Swinburne University to deliver training - Indigenous Social Housing

Key statistics - as at 30 June 2014

Housing properties under management

1,522 comprising: Long Term 1,522, Transitional 0, Crisis 0

Properties in agency ownership

Tenancy units under management
1,522 comprising: Long Term 1522, Transitional 0, Crisis 0

Tenancy units in agency ownership

Total number 45, Total EFT 42.9

Total assets as at end of 30 June 2014 

Annual turn over for the year ended 30 June 2014

Operational surplus

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