Funding Reinstated for Homelessness Program
Funding has been reinstated for a Victorian program introduced during the pandemic to provide shelter for rough sleepers that has been described as world’s best practice for solving homelessness.
The state budget had not initially included continued funding for the From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program. H2H was established by the state government at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to house rough sleepers in hotels and provide permanent homes and support services when lockdowns ended.
People staying in hotels have been given tailored support – including mental health, drug and alcohol, and family violence assistance – which continued when they moved into long-term housing.
The Council to Homeless Persons welcomed the decision to reinstate the funding for another year and hopes funding will be ongoing.
(Source: Council to Homeless Person’s eNews, 9.6.22