All of Victoria's homeless people could be off the streets within a decade under a plan proposed by a lobby group.
The Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) says under its scheme a permanent home would be found for the more than 1000 people sleeping on Victoria's streets by 2024.
The Permanent Supportive Housing model would have 100 new properties per year targeted at the long-term homeless.
The tenants would pay rent based on their income, with access to health and drug and alcohol services.
CHP chief executive Jenny Smith said half of the properties would come from an existing pool of transitional housing used for short-term accommodation, with the rest being newly built.
The CHP has proposed the model to the state government in a pre-budget submission at a cost of $143 million over the 10-year period.
The proposal comes just a week after homeless man Wayne "Mousey" Perry was fatally stabbed in Melbourne.
Some 1092 homeless people were counted in Victoria in the 2011 Census.