Resources and research

CHP draws on the latest research—as well as consumer experiences and sector consultation—to inform policy makers about solutions to homelessness.  

This section provides links to homelessness research and resources.

Victorian Homelessness Conference Summary Papers

CHP Conference 2017
The 2017 Victorian Homelessness Conference was a sold-out event featuring renowned international and Australian experts on homelessness.  Closely examined were the successes of Housing First and, after-care models adopted by some European countries  This page includes presentation notes and documents from some of our speakers. 

CHP Conference 2015
CHP is pleased to report that the 2015 conference was a resounding success. Over the 17th & 18th September, issues around homelessness were discussed in detail with persepctives from community, the private sector and government both locally and internationally. Of course, homelessness was discussed, but there was also a focus on Victoria’s housing affordability crisis that has intensified since the last conference in 2013. This page includes presentation notes and documents from some of our speakers.  

CHP Conference 2013
The CHP Conference 2013: A vision for ending homelessness was held in Melbourne on 2-3 May. The conference brought together leaders from the community, government, private and philanthropic sectors to explore solutions to homelessness and to paint a picture of what the future response to homelessness might look like. This page contains presentations from local and international speakers.


The Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse provides up-to-date information on homelessness research, to support best practice across Australia’s homelessness sector.

Does Camping Count – Children and Homelessness Report
The Does Camping Count report highlights the social, health and educational impacts of homelessness on children. The Salvation Army Crossroads Network commissioned this research in partnership with Council to Homeless Persons, Family Access Network, Melbourne Citymission and the University of Melbourne.

 An evaluation of the Peer Education Support Program (PESP) is now available. It is the first evaluation of its kind in Victoria.