A joint initiative developed by five community agencies has gained $1.5 million funding under the Victorian Homelessness Action plan.
Back on Track will work with real estate agents to provide "an early intervention and prevention service to people whose tenancies are at risk".
The project will be jointly managed by Haven, Advocacy and Rights Centre, Centre for Non-Violence (which runs the Loddon Mallee Homelessness office), Cobaw Community Health Service and St Luke's Anglicare.
The funding was announced this morning by Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell.
The project is one of 10 Innovation Action Projects across the state, which have received a total of $15m for "stage one" trials.
Minister Lovell said some funding will be available to "upscale" project that show early success, with a further $10m available in 2013-14 for a stage-two continuation of projects that are deemed successful.
"We received a range of proposals from the sector which we assessed against stringent selection criteria and those which demonstrated innovation, strong partnership and a focus on delivering outcomes were selected," Ms Lovell said.