Applications for the 2018 Registered Rooming House (RRH) Subsidy closed on Monday 15 January 2018. Dates for 2019 applications will be released towards the end of the year.

About the subsidy

The RRH Subsidy helps privately registered rooming houses to provide good-quality, low-cost accommodation for tenants at risk of homelessness.

It encourages proprietors in Boroondara to consider the safety, wellbeing and social inclusion of their tenants.

Registered rooming house proprietors can submit one application per property per year. The maximum subsidy any proprietor may receive per property is $3000.

Funding supports one-off projects, multiple activities or purchases that address one or more of the following priorities:

  • Improve the safety of tenants, for example: fire alarms and extinguishers, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, emergency lighting and signage, safety training, external smoking areas, repairs and improvements.
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of tenants, for example: bathroom or cooking facilities, noticeboards on local health and wellbeing services, outdoor green spaces.

Rooming houses providing accommodation to people with complex needs at risk of homelessness are prioritised in the assessment process.

The Registered Room House Subsidy is part of the City of Boroondara’s Community Strengthening Grants Policy.

How to apply

Applications for 2018 grants closed on Monday 15 January 2018. Applications for 2019 subsidies will open towards the end of the year.

Check the Registered Rooming House Subsidy eligibility and conditions.

To discuss your application, contact the Safer Communities Project Officer on 9278 4715.

For information on health and building regulations, contact:

  • Health Services 9278 4718
  • Building Services 9278 4404

Translating and interpreting services

To contact Council in your own language through the Telephone Interpreting Service, call 13 14 50 and ask for the City of Boroondara on 03 9278 4938.

Free internet access

Boroondara Library Services provides free internet access. To book a library computer, phone 9278 4666 or go to our website.

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