Victorian Homelessness Action Plan project


In April 2012, the Victorian Government announced funding for ten prevention and early intervention innovations projects, as part of phase one of the Victorian Homelessness Action Plan 2011-15 (VHAP).

In addition, $4.1 million in funding was provided to extend the Accommodation Options for Families, Additional Support for Families and the associated Private Rental Brokerage Services. Read CHP’s media release.

The government’s VHAP, released October 2012, will be delivered through three action areas:

1. Innovation projects—testing new approaches to prevention and early intervention
2. A Ministerial Advisory Council on Homelessness—advising government on service design
3. System reform—redesigning the homelessness services system.

In order to inform the ongoing development of the VHAP, CHP has produced A framework for ending homelessness. This position paper  outlines the service elements needed to end homelessness and contains recommendations for transforming Victoria’s homelessness service system.   

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As part of the VHAP reform project  consutlations in March 2014, project consultants KPMG issues a discussion paper. CHP has participated in the consultations and prepared a written submisison to the discussion paper.

CHP submitted a position paper outlining its recommendations to the State Government to help shape the development of the Victorian Homelessness Action Plan.

CHP is a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Homelessness (MACH). Following the release of the VHAP, CHP underwent sector consultations to inform its advice to government regarding the design of future services system. This report includes information from ten VHAP consultations.

Consultation for the Victorian Homelessness Action Plan (VHAP) will commence following the appointment of KPMG to undertake the project.

This policy agenda, originally set for the Victorian Homelessness Action Plan (VHAP), was updated in October 2012 upon the release of CHP’s Submission to the State Budget 2013-14.