Aboriginal Tenants at Risk Program


Aboriginal Tenants at Risk Program

The Aboriginal Tenants at Risk Program is a program that is available in the North and West Metropolitan regions. It is funded by the Department of Human Services. The program offers independent advice and support to Aboriginal tenants at risk of eviction from Aboriginal Housing Victoria and Public Housing.

The ATAR program is committed to the belief that everyone has a right to secure, affordable and suitable accommodation. There is a full time Manager and a Housing Officer who can assist tenants to develop plans/strategies to help keep their current housing.

The ATAR program delivers a range of services including support and advocacy to public and community housing tenants.

The Housing officers can assist with accompanying tenants to VCAT, filling out housing forms, advocating for tenants, with bills and can also provide referrals to other agencies who can help with issues about:

  • Financial management
  • Family violence
  • Mental health
  • Drug and alcohol

Tenants who need assistance can either come to the Aboriginal Advancement League at 2 Watt Street Thornbury, or the ATAR workers can come to your home. Call into our office or contact the ATAR unit on 94807777

All information provided will be treated in a very confidential and sensitive manner.

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