Community Housing

What is Community Housing?

Australians on low incomes may be eligible for Social Housing. This is a subsidised housing with lower rent and long-term leases.

Community Housing is a subset of social housing, and in Victoria is run by 39 registered not-for-profit organisations and a host of other supporting agencies. Over 20,000 Victorians live in community housing.

Eligibility for this type of housing is determined by the Victorian State Government, and housing organisations report annually to the Victorian Housing Registrar. To find if you are eligible, click here.

Servants runs a unique model of community housing. In addition to subsidised rent and endless leases, our residents are provided with nightly meals, shared amenities and live-in house managers designed to ensure safety and build community. We forge strong relationships with neighbours, local churches and community groups and focus on providing every individual with respect, dignity, hope and opportunity.

You can find more information on Community Housing via the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA).

Residents at many of our houses receive 6 healthy dinners each week prepared by a dedicated team of cooks.
Residents playing chess.