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​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

Guidelines to provide information and guidance for specialist homelessness services funded by the department under Homelessness Programs

Queensland Homelessness Information Platform

The Queensland Homelessness Information Platform has received $6.068M over 4 years to develop and implement information systems aimed at improving client pathways through the homelessness service system.
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.

More information

Background information about national responses to homelessness can be found on the

Australian Government Department of Social Services - Housing Support website.

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 Contribute to Parity magazine


We are proud to be sponsoring the November 2017 issue of Parity magazine: Responding to Homelessness in Queensland.

 All people involved in responding to homelessness in Queensland are invited to contribute by COB Friday October 13th 2017.

Parity is the national homelessness magazine in Australia published by the Council to Homeless Persons. Parity magazine is the only publication that examines homelessness from personal, local, social, national and global perspectives

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