Welcome to the CHP blog! Here you can expect to find weekly updates on our programs, policy issues and more. All feedback regarding the blog can be directed to Lanie Harris via email

18 Jan 2017

The best of intentions, but not always the best ideas

With homelessness increasing and becoming more visible, a groundswell of concern from the across the community has prompted many to develop ideas to fix the problem.

11 Jan 2017

Language is important when we talk about homelessness

Although we've thankfully moved beyond using the words 'hobo' and 'dero', we've still got a long way to go when it comes to the language around homelessness. A narrative that focuses on 'cleaning up the streets' is counterproductive to our efforts to end homelessness, and only serves to stigmatise and demonise those who are experiencing homelessness.

22 Dec 2016

Heatwaves and homelessness; where to go for help

Heatwaves can be an unpleasant time for many of us. But for those experiencing homelessness, heatwaves are not only deeply unpleasant, they have the capacity to be deadly. Local governments across Victoria often put measures in place to support those experiencing homelessness during extreme weather events.

19 Dec 2016

Māori, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Homelessness

The statistics have been clear for decades that Aboriginal people are disproportionately over represented in homelessness in Australia. As with our Māori Brothers and Sisters, the same issues affect their communities.

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