Tenancy Plus

Tenancy Plus provides support and advocacy to social housing tenants. Tenancy Plus can assist tenants to establish, strengthen, or maintain their tenancy by providing case management, advocacy, support and information.

What we do

The program is based at Wayss’ Dandenong and Frankston offices and provides outreach support to social housing tenants within the Office of Housing catchments of Dandenong and Frankston.

Services include:

  • Support for social housing tenants to achieve sustainable tenancies
  • Intensive support for at risk tenants to avoid housing breakdown
  • Assistance with priority transfers
  • Assistance with rent arrears, VCAT hearings, hoarding and squalor, behavioural breaches, family violence

Tenancy Plus was previously known as the Social Housing Advocacy and Support Program (SHASP).

Who can access Tenancy Plus?

A current or soon to be tenant of social housing (public or community housing) within the municipalities of Greater Dandenong and Frankston.

How can you access Tenancy Plus?

You can contact the Wayss Dandenong or Frankston offices directly.

Or, your Office of Housing, Community Housing worker or other support worker may provide a referral.

Wayss in the 1990s

Then in September 1997 the organisation became WAYSS Limited with a Board of Directors and day to day management by the Chief Executive Officer.

Wayss underwent further transformation with the restructure of community housing and the funding of the Transitional Housing Management (THM) program. The Regional Housing Council ceased operation and transferred direct service operations to Wayss in 1997.

During this decade Wayss became responsible for the then South East Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service. Funding was also received to establish a Children’s Services Worker within the outreach service. SAAP funded Women’s Outreach Program was also transferred to Wayss in 1999.