CHP reports and policy updates

Council to Homeless Persons’ (CHP) provides regular updates and background information on state and federal policies related to homelessness.  

CHP works collaboratively with government, people who have experienced homelessness and the homelessness and related sectors to advance state and federal policies to end homelessness.

Read the sections below for the latest updates on current homelessness policy issues. 


CHP Reports

2018: Housing First: Permanent Supportive Housing

A guide to understanding and implementing Housing First programs in Australia.


2017: Ending chronic homelessness: A permanent supportive housing solution

The Housing First/ permanent supportive housing approach has now been rigorously trialed and evaluated in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. This report details the need for a permanent supportive housing response in Victoria and the critical elements to ensuring that the response meets the needs of this highly vulnerable client group.


2017: Homelessness and the National Disability Insurance Scheme; Challenges and Solutions

This project was commissioned to gain a better understanding of the interface between Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Additionally, it considers the opportunities the NDIS presents for people who both have a disability and experience homelessness, as well as for the SHS sector itself and how to maximise these opportunities.

Summary Report: Homelessness and the National Disability Insurance Scheme; Challenges and Solutions

Full report: Homelessness and the National Disability Insurance Scheme; Challenges and Solutions


2015: Improving access to social housing and homelessness services: a review 

With the help of Sacred Heart Mission, CHP has pulled together information on the access arrangements for social housing and homelessness services across the country in this review. 


2014: The state of rooming house reform in Victoria

In June 2014, CHP released a report entitled ‘The state of rooming house reform in Victoria’ which reviews the implementation of the rooming house reforms that were introduced in March 2013.


2013: A framework for ending homelessness

In December 2013, CHP released this report in response to the Victorian Homelessness Action Plan. This report is based on extensive research, consultation with 115 individuals from over 80 services, and outlines the service types and intervention needed to end homelessness in Victoria.


State policy updates

Homelessness and social housing in Victoria

Victorian Housing Register

Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria)

Victorian Homelessness Action Plan project

Social housing framework and Making social housing work

Sector reform project

Victorian State Budget


Federal Policy Updates

Go to our Federal Policy Updates page