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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 Homelessness National Partnership Agreement Implementation Plan has been 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

Homelessness Information Management Program

The Homelessness Information Management Program 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.

More information

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

Australian Government Department of Social Services - Housing Support website.

For more information, view our publications or contact us.

Last updated 12 February 2014

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