Through the $24 million Rapid Housing Assistance Fund, the organisations will buy 94 properties and lease another 74 properties.
These properties will give people experiencing homelessness somewhere safe and secure to live so that they can get back on their feet.
To make sure that tenants get the support services they need, the organisations will also team up with homelessness support services.
The new homes will be in metropolitan, regional and rural areas where people are most at risk.
The community housing organisations involved are:
- Launch Housing Ltd
- UnitingCare Housing Vic Ltd
- Yarra Community Housing Ltd
- Port Phillip Housing Association
- Salvation Army Housing Victoria
- EACH Housing Ltd
- Rural Housing Network Ltd
- Aboriginal Housing Victoria Ltd
- YWCA Housing
This latest initiative builds on investments of more than $600 million from the Victorian Government in social housing and homelessness services to support vulnerable Victorians in 2016.