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The Queensland Housing Strategy will improve the pathways from homelessness to safe, secure and affordable housing.

The Queensland Housing Strategy will improve pathways to enable people to move from homelessness to safe, secure and affordable housing, as well as supporting increased economic participation and social inclusion.

Pathways out of homelessness will take a person-centred approach, enabling the right support to be delivered and helping to address housing stability while delivering better outcomes for Queenslanders.

Our approach is about supporting the delivery of innovative solutions that address immediate needs, assisting people experiencing homelessness to live with dignity, and building on existing investment in homelessness services, crisis accommodation and longer term supportive housing.

Partnering for impact

Partnering for Impact to reduce homelessness in Queensland (Partnering for Impact) complements the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027, demonstrating a commitment to broadening our partnerships with the homelessness sector.

The Honourable Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works, announced Partnering for Impact on 15 March 2018, at the launch of the Queensland Edition of Parity Magazine and Homelessness Sector Event: Certainty, Stability and Innovation. Read more about Partnering for impact to reduce homelessness in Queensland (PDF, 1.1MB), or view a 3 minute snapshot of the event.

The Queensland Homelessness Compact

The Queensland Government, and the homelessness sector, have established the Queensland Homelessness Compact to underpin the new partnership approach.

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View the Partnering For Impact compact (PDF, 469KB)

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View the Partnering For Impact brochure(PDF, 1.1MB)

Email to request hard copies of the Compact.

Strengthening the service system

Beyond our commitment of 5-year funding, we will consolidate and expand efforts towards homelessness prevention and early intervention. We will also work with service providers to develop a well-designed logic, supported by improved data systems and infrastructure, for investment in homelessness services that work. We will enable sector-led innovation and provide flexibility for responsive place-based solutions. 

Expanding our capabilities

Together with homelessness service providers, we will ensure the homelessness sector workforce has the conditions and skills required to meet the challenges of service delivery into the future. We will develop a shared research agenda to give us evidence on what work and enable and encourage the homelessness sector to showcased innovation and promote good practice.

Delivering person centred housing responses

With a focus on the complex and diverse needs of people experiencing homelessness, including older people, young people, women, families and people with disabilities, we will partner with homelessness service providers to make it easier for people to access pathways into housing. To achieve this, we will transform housing services to be more targeted, integrated and person centred. Together, we will make it easier for people to access and navigate housing and homelessness services.

If you are interested in contributing to the Compact Work Plan, please email


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