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Home of Your Own

A self help tool for renters affected by family violence

About Home of Your Own

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About this website

Home of Your Own is a free self-help tool created by Justice Connect’s Homeless Law program.

This tool is designed for renters affected by family violence to understand their rights and options for staying safely housed in Victoria and to reduce the financial impacts of family violence on their rental.

Our Dear Landlord tool is designed for Victorian renters who have fallen behind on rent to understand their rights and options if they are at risk of being evicted for unpaid rent.

About Justice Connect

Justice Connect designs and delivers high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice.

Our Homeless Law program is Victoria’s specialist free legal service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We specialise in preventing evictions into homelessness by offering integrated support from lawyers and social workers. We also work to challenge and change laws that unfairly impact on people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Since 2014 we have provided integrated legal and social work support directly to women at risk of homelessness through our Womens Homelessness Prevention Project.

Justice Connect is grateful to our funders for their generous support of A Home of Your Own:

  • ERDI Foundation
  • Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
  • Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

We particularly acknowledge the people with lived experience of family violence as well as the family violence and homelessness advocates who shared their insights and contributed to the development of this tool.