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In Victoria, there are 82,000 men, women and children waiting for social housing. Victoria has the lowest proportion of social housing stock in all of Australia, with just 3.5 per cent of all housing being social housing.  That’s why, in advance of the Victorian State election, an alliance of housing […]

The Whittlesea Declaration – we need 3,000 new homes every ...


In the lead up to the Victorian State Election, Council to Homeless Persons has released a blueprint for ending homelessness in Victoria – the Homelessness Election Platform.  Recently mapped data shows that homelessness is an issue in every single Victorian electorate. As such, addressing homelessness must be a top priority […]

Homelessness Election Platform 2018



The Council to Homeless Persons has released an interactive Homelessness Heat Map which gives a true picture of homelessness across the state. The interactive map below is based on ABS data and analysed by State electorate. It was developed to coincide with the launch of CHP’s Victorian Homelessness Election Platform, […]

Homelessness Heat Map


The following article appeared in the August 2018 edition of Parity:  Issues of Substance: Substance Dependency and Homelessness. It was written by Nigel Pernu, a member of CHP’s Peer Education and Support Team. Subscribe to Parity, here.   ‘It (addiction) is an attempt to solve the problem of disconnection, alienation […]

The Relationship Between Substance Misuse, Mental Health and Homelessness



The Victorian Government have passed the Residential Tenancies Act Amendment Bill and Council to Homeless Persons anticipate that these changes to Victoria’s rental market will see fewer Victorians experience homelessness as well as making renting much fairer.  Here are 10 of our favourite things about the RTA Amendment Bill:  1. […]

10 great things about the RTA Amendment Bill




The following article appeared in the May 2018 edition of Parity: Rough Sleeping Revisited by Nicholas Pleace, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York Professor Pleace will be a keynote speaker at the AHURI National Homelessness Conference, which will be  held in Melbourne on 6-7 August. The full article can […]

Rough Sleeping in England: Short-Term Solutions to a Long-term Problem


Following a week of grieving and anger at the senseless death of yet another woman, a vigil of a different kind was held on Wednesday 20th June. On the eve of the longest night of the year, around 200 people gathered in St Kilda to remember the hundreds of people […]

Counting homeless deaths: remembering those who died while homeless




The Victorian State Budget 2018-19 was released today and included a suite of investments that will improve life outcomes and opportunities for vulnerable Victorians. We’ve been busy combing through the Budget papers to see what additional funding has been committed to homelessness and housing initiatives. We’ve created this matrix which compares what CHP asked […]

CHP State Budget Analysis: Some welcome initiatives but no housing