Access to appropriate and safe housing is an extremely important link in the management of HIV. Housing authorities recognise this and HIV+ people can apply for priority if they are eligible for public housing. Housing options can also include private rental, share accommodation and community housing.
The principal housing service for HIV+ people is AHAG:
365 Hoddle Street, Collingwood, 3066
(Collingwood Community Health Centre, Cnr Sackville & Hoddle St's)
Tel: (03) 9417 4311
Tram 86, Stop 17 Smith Street
Train – Victoria Park Station
Buses – 246 (Hoddle Street), 200, 201, 203, 205, 207, 257-262, 264-266, 276-281, 299, 300 (Johnston Street)
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Appointments: Yes, there is no drop in facility.
Services are for those with HIV/AIDS include:
Staff are able to discuss housing options, including assistance for private rental may include information regarding Housing Establishment Funds (HEF) for rent in advance and the Bond Loan Scheme (Office of Housing).
Referrals to other housing agencies will also be arranged where appropriate.
This program supports those that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. People will need to be assessed by staff as suitable for the program and be willing to receive support whilst in the program.