From Homelessness to a Home initiative

1 February 2021
The From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) initiative has been launched to provide 1,845 households with access to stable medium and long term housing and support packages to people experiencing homelessness who are residing in emergency accommodation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The initiative is an opportunity to make a significant, lasting impact on homelessness and rough sleeping in Victoria.  Following Housing First principles, the primary aim is to house people as quickly as possible to prevent further harm from sleeping rough or living in emergency accommodation. Securing a safe place to live means recovery can start and further non housing needs can be met more effectively. The H2H initiative incorporates property services (including identification and securing of dwellings and property management), support services and flexible brokerage. Property services providers and support services providers will work in partnership to deliver a seamless and quality service to the shared clients receiving support through the H2H program.