CHP Blog

Arial view of housing in Victoria
  Victoria has the highest number of unmet requests for homelessness and housing support in the country. CHP is calling on the Victorian Government to direct significant investment into social housing and provide affordable rental options for Victorians without a home.   Homelessness and housing Every person, family, and household […]

Homelessness and housing: Victoria needs more social housing

  As Victoria’s unprecedented bushfire catastrophe continues, we need to reflect on the impact, both immediate and longer term. The impact on people living in poverty and on homelessness will be significant. Right now hundreds of Victorians’ homes have been destroyed, tens of thousands of people are temporarily unhoused because […]

Climate change, extreme weather, and homelessness

  Extreme heat and poor air quality can be uncomfortable and dangerous for many Victorians. But for people experiencing homelessness – including those rough sleeping or living in inadequate accommodation – it can be particularly difficult to avoid the impacts of harsh conditions.   With a number of areas in […]

Extreme conditions and homelessness: Resources for relief and support

Imagine trying to sleep in your car, or on the streets, or in a rooming house with people yelling in the halls, or threatening you in the kitchen. There is no doubt that being without a home can seriously compromise your physical and mental health. Research has shown that more […]

Homelessness makes you sick