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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



by Rhianon Vichta and Katie Hail-Jares, Brisbane Youth Service. (The following article originally appeared in the November 2017 edition of Parity magazine. Subscribe to Parity here)  Couch surfing is usually the start to the slippery slope of youth homelessness’ 1 Recent surveys of young Australians show more young people couch surfing than ever […]

We are not all the same: Exploring Difference in Young ...


Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is a national campaign that aims to influence youth homelessness policy. This year it will be held on Wednesday 18 April. We have created a set of infographics and fact sheets with the most recent data which can be downloaded here. When we talk about ‘youth’ […]

It’s not just an extended sleepover with friends – the ...