Affordable housing

Affordable Housing Strategy 2014-2018 CoverpageSome Moreland residents are experiencing problems with housing affordability and this is an issue across all home tenancy and ownership groups.

Affordable housing is housing, including social housing that is appropriate for the housing needs of very low, low, and moderate income households.

Affordable Housing Strategy

Moreland Affordable Housing Strategy 2014 - 2018 aims to maximise the supply of affordable housing in Moreland.

The strategy is currently under review (estimated completion March 2019).

A Home in Moreland

A Home in Moreland provides research about unmet housing need and housing affordability in Moreland. This evidence base is used to inform Council's housing strategies and advocacy.

Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd

Moreland City Council is establishing Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd (MAH), which is a charitable entity to support Council's commitment to increase the provision of affordable housing in the municipality. 

See Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd (MAH) for further details.

Responding to Homelessness

The homeless rate in Moreland was 94 persons per 10,000 of the population in 2016, up slightly from 93 in 2011. This rate is well above the metropolitan average of 88. 

Council has been engaged in ongoing advocacy with the state government to address the large and growing need for safe and secure housing options for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Direct responsibility for responses to homelessness is through services provided directly of funded by the Victorian government. For more information see Emergency Housing

Council has also supported a number of projects and initiatives relating to homelessness in Moreland: