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 Brisbane Common Ground

In June 2012, Brisbane joined a growing list of cities to introduce a social housing development based on the principles of the internationally acclaimed Common Ground model.

Founded in New York, Common Ground continues to prove successful in providing low-income residents and formerly homeless people with affordable accommodation and in-house support services focussed on sustaining tenancies.

The Brisbane Common Ground complex is located in South Brisbane on an 1800sqm site fronting Hope Street and Fleet Lane, with access to public transport and CBD amenities.

Funded through the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, and the State Government, it features 146 adaptable apartments over 14 levels (102 studios, 33 adaptable studios and 11 one-bedroom apartments), support services from MICAH Projects, commercial retail spaces and a range of tenant and common facilities.

Brisbane Common Ground is managed by Common Ground Queensland.

The development was completed by Grocon Constructors and achieves a six star BERS Energy Efficiency Rating.



Last updated 12 December 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

The University of Queensland prepared a report to evaluate whether the Brisbane Common Ground initiative has been successful in assisting tenants to maintain secure housing and improve health, well-being and social economic outcomes.



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