EACH and our subsidiary housing services, EACH Housing, are pleased to be joining the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) initiative, which assists vulnerable Victorians to leave emergency hotel accommodation and move into their own home with support to help maintain their new tenancies and their health and wellbeing.
People experiencing homelessness were provided emergency hotel accommodation in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure they remained safe and could comply with public health directions.
We are delivering the H2H program in the Inner and Outer Eastern and Southern areas of Melbourne, working with Homes Victoria, project partners: EDVOS, Safefutures and other community services to deliver medium and longer-term housing and support services to assist people to break the cycle of homelessness.
Head leasing is used as a rapid housing solution. It is framed by a continuum of support that includes financial assistance to maintain housing, ensuring stability to enable people to access a private rental or other appropriate housing options. Learn more about our Head Lease Program here.
The majority of people in emergency accommodation have experienced long term homelessness and have complex health needs such as mental and physical health issues. We will be providing a wide range of support services that include counselling, mental health, family violence and health and wellness services.
The H2H team brings together workers from various professional and personal backgrounds to address homelessness within an integrated care approach. Without adequate support, these vulnerable Victorians may struggle to find appropriate housing.
H2H is committed to providing sustainable outcomes that will improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
Referrals to the H2H program can be made via Regional Homelessness Emergency Accommodation Response Teams (HEART). If you have a current HEART worker, please discuss eligibility with them, alternatively contact your local access point on 1800 825 955.