CHP Blog


  As Victoria’s unprecedented bushfire catastrophe continues, we need to reflect on the impact, both immediate and longer term. The impact on people living in poverty and on homelessness will be significant. Right now hundreds of Victorians’ homes have been destroyed, tens of thousands of people are temporarily unhoused because […]

Climate change, extreme weather, and homelessness


  Extreme heat and poor air quality can be uncomfortable and dangerous for many Victorians. But for people experiencing homelessness – including those rough sleeping or living in inadequate accommodation – it can be particularly difficult to avoid the impacts of harsh conditions.   With a number of areas in […]

Extreme conditions and homelessness: Resources for relief and support






Imagine trying to sleep in your car, or on the streets, or in a rooming house with people yelling in the halls, or threatening you in the kitchen. There is no doubt that being without a home can seriously compromise your physical and mental health. Research has shown that more […]

Homelessness makes you sick