MVAC was established in 1974 by the local Aboriginal community with the aim to strengthen the cultural, spiritual and social emotional and wellbeing of its members.
Housing has been purchased or constructed by MVAC since the 1960’s to provide access to appropriate housing for its members and has, and will continue to grow its housing portfolio.
MVAC bases its aims on the fundamental acknowledgement that safe and affordable housing contributes to the foundation of a person / families social wellbeing and mental health.
The Community Housing and Infrastructure Policy (CHIP) 2003-2005 outlined ATSIC’s commitment to assist Indigenous people to have access to safe and healthy living environment, in a location of their choice. In keeping with these policies MVAC reviewed its own policies to ensure its housing objectives are consistent with the current guidelines.
MVAC also supports home ownership for tenants and encourages eligible tenants to seek finance through Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)