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This page is about our strategy for creating affordable housing. To find out about emergency housing go to our Community and personal safety page.

Our affordable housing strategies and plans

Affordable Housing Action Plan (AHAP) 2021 to 2022

Our Affordable Housing Action Plan aims to increase affordable housing in Moreland. We can do this through policy, advocacy, applied skills and investment. The plan defines four areas of activity where Council can be most effective. It also sets out actions under each area of the plan.

  • More about the Affordable Housing Action Plan

There is a lack of affordable housing in Moreland, and this effects our community. Research shows we need at least 7,000 new affordable homes by 2036.

Our Affordable Housing Action Plan (AHAP) follows the Moreland Affordable Housing Strategy 2014-18. The plan responds to the engaged policy environment with our state government which includes the formation of Homes Victoria.

Our councillors endorsed AHAP at the 11 September 2019 meeting. At the March 2021 meeting Council commenced the development of a four-year Affordable Housing Action Plan, with a view to finalise this plan in May 2022 and endorse the extension of the existing Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019/20 as the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2021-2022.

For more details on AHAP you can email affordablehousing@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9240 1111.

Affordable Housing Action Plan documents:

  • There is a lack of affordable housing in Moreland, and this effects our community. Research shows we need at least 7,000 new affordable homes by 2036.

    Our Affordable Housing Action Plan (AHAP) follows the Moreland Affordable Housing Strategy. The plan responds to the engaged policy environment of our state government.

    Our councillors endorsed AHAP at the 11 September 2019 meeting. At the March 2020 meeting Council commenced the development of a four-year Affordable Housing Action Plan, with a view to finalise this plan in May 2022 and endorse the extension of the existing Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019/20 as the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2021-2022.

    For more details on AHAP you can email affordablehousing@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9240 1111.

    Affordable Housing Action Plan documents:

  • We aim to increase the amount of affordable housing by working with landowners and developers. In particular, working with them on planning permits or rezoning proposals.

    When we provide a permit or rezone land it raises the value of that land. We want to share this increase in value by providing more affordable housing.

    One way we are doing this is through our Affordable Housing Fact Sheet. We give this sheet to people who want planning permits or to rezone their land. The fact sheet encourages them to include affordable housing in their development.

  • In June 2019 we started our Affordable Housing Advisory Service Pilot Program. As part of this program, a consultant provides advice on affordable housing matters. Their advice focuses on the process of planning permits and planning scheme amendments.

    We modeled this program on the Heritage Advisory Service. We learnt a lot from this program and it's successes.

    We used the data from this program to create the Affordable Housing Action Plan. We also used it to bring affordable housing into planning permit applications and planning scheme amendments.

    Affordable Housing Advisory Service Pilot Program documents:

Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd (MAH)

We created Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd in 2018. It is a housing agency and it aims to provide more affordable housing options in Moreland. They also partner with organisations to provide housing options.

MAH is working on innovative development and financing models. They work with stakeholders such as the state and federal government. They also work with affordable housing development agencies.

The agency's current leadership and board members are on the 'Our people' page on their website. You can contact MAH at gkirby@mah.org.au or by using the form on their website.

Research on housing needs and supply in Moreland

We produce research on housing affordability and supply in Moreland.

Responding to homelessness

In 2016 the homeless rate in Moreland was 94 people for every 10,000 people. This rate was well above Melbourne's average of 88 people for every 10,000.

The Victorian government has the responsibility to respond to homelessness. They fund services for emergency housing which you can see on our Community and personal safety page.

We also advocate to address homelessness in Moreland. Our strategies aim to create housing for people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness.

Amendment C170: Gronn Place Public Housing Renewal

Amendment C170 has been prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Minister for Planning is the planning authority for this amendment.

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