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Community Housing (Victoria) Ltd (CHVL) is a registered housing organisation in Victoria. We manage a portfolio of nearly 2,000 properties dotted around the entire State of Victoria.

CHVL provides both long term housing, transitional housing and a range of homelessness services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Eastern Metropolitan region and Gippsland.

We provide long-term secure rental tenancies for people who pay subsidised market rate*. (Please refer to the CHL Rent Setting Policy for more information.)

40% of our portfolio is tenanted by people living with disabilities. 47% of all nominating agencies are those who work with people living with a disability.

CHVL continues to work with aboriginal communities, providing 10% of its total stock to aboriginal families.

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As an alternative to private rental, our services ensure that people who have low incomes can find a dependable housing arrangement so their children can attend the local school, the parent or parents can maintain employment or study, and the family can generally have enough money to live on.

We have seven offices throughout the State being Box Hill, Queens Road, Bendigo, Ballarat, Shepparton, Bairnsdale and Morwell. For complete list of our office locations click here.

Partnership with other organisations

CHVL’s success in delivering sustainable and positive outcomes for it tenants and building stronger communities is only possible by working collaboratively with our many partner agencies.

CHVL currently has over 30 formal partnerships in place in Victoria. Our partnership agreements vary in type and nature but generally CHVL provides or manages the housing in which the partner agency provides the support for varying client needs or programs.

Our key areas of work are

  • Homelessness and Transitional Housing in Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne nd Central Gippsland region – Visit out  Homelessness Services  section to read more.
  • Providing Long term housing for those on low to moderate incomes
  • Tenancy and property management services: We provide fee for- service management of properties on behalf of other non-government organisations
  • Community development and tenant engagement

Services Offered in Victoria

  • Crisis accommodation and transitional housing options
  • Social Housing
  • Affordable Housing
  • Referral and support
  • Repairs and Maintenance
  • Training and Employment

To read more ABOUT our Tenancy Management practices please visit our Tenancy section here.

Victoria Head Office


19-23 Prospect St Box Hill VIC 3128


03 98560050


03 98560051

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The Victorian Housing Register means you do not need to submit separate applications for public housing and housing with Community Housing (VIC) Limited.

The register improves the service provided to people seeking housing by streamlining access to a broader range of social housing options.  The register was designed and implemented in partnership between the community housing sector, the homelessness services sector, including family violence, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Victorian Housing Register is the way applications for social housing are managed in Victoria. It brings together public and community housing applications so that you only need to apply once to access a broad range of social housing options.

There are two application types:

  • Register of interest, for people to register their interest in being considered for social housing
  • Priority access for those most in need.

You can apply for social housing through the Victorian Housing Register via the Australian Government MyGov website.

You can find more information about applying for social housing at the HousingVic website.



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