Homelessness can affect anyone—from single young people to families with children. It includes people who are sleeping rough, as well as people who are staying in temporary, unstable or substandard accommodation.
The Queensland Government is committed to implementing a significant reform agenda to reduce homelessness in Queensland by providing affordable housing options and tailored support to people for the duration that they need it.
National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness
A 2015-17 Homelessness National Partnership Agreement
Implementation Plan is being developed to enhance existing and ongoing funding by the Australian and Queensland Governments to reduce homelessness in Queensland.
Guidelines for Specialist Homelessness Services
to provide information and guidance for specialist homelessness services funded by the department under Homelessness Programs
Queensland Homelessness Information Platform
The Homelessness Vacancy Capacity Management System (VCMS is an electronic tool that facilitates access to vacancy and capacity information of specialist homelessness services across Queensland.
Human Services Quality Framework
The Human Services Quality Framework is a new quality assurance framework for funded service providers. The framework is being implemented in planned phases over three years through to 2015-16.
Safeguards for funding
From 1 July 2014, new funding safeguards
apply to the investment the department makes in specialist homelessness services delivered by non-government organisations, local governments and other entities.
Background information about national responses to homelessness can be found on the
Australian Government Department of Social Services - Housing Support website.