The role of the ‘Street to Home Program’ in providing pathways out of homelessness for adult rough sleepers

One of the headline goals in the Australian Government’s White paper, The Road Home, is to offer supported accommodation to all rough sleepers who want it by 2020. The Streets to Home program is being implemented in each jurisdiction in order to advance this objective.

The program is designed to assist people who have been sleeping rough to make the transition to sustainable supported housing. In Victoria, a consortium consisting of HomeGround Services, The Salvation Army Adult Services and The Salvation Army Crisis Services have been funded for three years to assist approximately 300 chronically homeless people into stable, sustainable housing. This project will undertake the evaluation of the Streets to Home initiative in Victoria.

Start By 1 September 2010
Completed By 30 September 2013
Funding Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Salvation Army Crisis Services and HomeGround Services


Researcher(s) Chris Chamberlain, Guy Johnson
Program Community, Migration and Development
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia