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Homelessness

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

Each year, homelessness services assist tens of thousands of Queenslanders who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. While many people will get the outcome they seek, others will fall through the gaps, disengage or have their needs unmet. In partnership with homelessness service providers, we will work to deliver better outcomes to vulnerable people.

Partnering for impact to reduce homelessness in Queensland (Partnering for Impact) will see us lock in 5-year funding to give existing homelessness service providers and their workforce, the certainty and stability they need to continue to deliver vital support services, and to drive innovation and transformation in our homelessness response.

We will maximise our investment in early intervention and innovative supportive housing responses to help Queenslanders sustain tenancies and transition to independence, and we will partner with homelessness services and other sectors to address the complex and interconnected nature of homelessness.

Read more about Partnering for impact to reduce homelessness in Queensland (PDF, 1.1MB)

Partnering for Impact was announced by Minister de Brenni at Launching the Queensland Edition of Parity Magazine and Homelessness Sector Event: Certainty, Stability and Innovation on 15 March 2018.

Here you can view a 3-minute snapshot, or watch the entire event.

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.



Last updated 17 August 2018    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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