Increase in clients who have a positive transition into secure housing

We know that housing first works. When people have housing combined with the appropriate support, additional trauma is limited, and they have the best chance to recover, rebuild and break the intergenerational cycle of homelessness.   


Launch Housing clients who left our crisis, transitional and long-term properties had a positive transition into secure housing – an 11% increase. 


Of the women in our Cornelia Program moved into long-term secure housing. 

Our work contributes to the SDGs

Sustainable Development Goal 1 - No Poverty
Sustainable Development Goal 5 - Gender Equality
Sustainable Development Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020-2021 data, over 56,000 people were experiencing homelessness in Victoria when they presented at a Specialist Homelessness Service and 20% exited to some form of secure housing. Our positive transition rates into secure housing are more than double the state average. 

Increase in clients who have a positive transition into secure housing.

Positive transition is defined as clients moving out of Launch Housing properties into a private rental, public or community housing, and/or finding alternative accommodation. A positive transition increases peoples’ likelihood of sustaining the home. 

We support clients to find secure housing through coordinated case-management, holistic support, and external advocacy. Of the 540 clients who exited Launch Housing properties this year, including our crisis, transitional and long-term properties, 248 people, or 46%, had a positive transition into secure housing.  

This encouraging outcome is an 11% increase from last year and more than double the Victorian average of 20%. We have been tracking positive transitions more closely throughout the year and this is reflected in better data capture.  

Our Cornelia Program helps pregnant women, new mothers and their babies with pathways to safe accommodation, social services, and compassionate health care to break the cycle of insecure housing.  

To date, 50 women have been supported through this program. Out of those women, 15 of them have moved into long-term secure housing, two women are in private rentals, one woman was reunified with her family, six women moved into Housing First properties, and six women moved into public housing. An additional five women have been allocated to a Housing First property pending completion of construction. 

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Number of clients who had a positive transition last year seeking support this year (Return clients).

Of the 172 clients who had a positive transition last year, 14 clients or 8% were supported again this year by Launch Emergency Accommodation and Crisis Accommodation.  

Over the next year, we will work closely with clients who are returning to our services after having a ‘positive exit’ to better understand the reasons for their unsuccessful tenancy. 

Our impact would not have been possible without the support of our partners who helped people start fresh in their new housing by providing financial (brokerage) and in-kind support that allowed people to buy household and personal items needed when moving into a new home. 

Thanks to our partners

Rotary Melbourne provided hampers for clients to turn housing into homes. 

Energy Australia and their generous employees supported Women’s Rapid Rehousing/Client Brokerage through Workplace Giving. 

Marshall White Foundation donated to the Client Brokerage/Parachute Fund. 

REA Group provided material aid to help our clients establish new homes.  

Women and children were supported through the Women’s Rapid Rehousing Program thanks to the generosity of the Gray Family Charitable Trust.