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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, 887KB), 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.

We have agreed that we will:

  • establish and maintain better ways of working together
  • increase our reach and impact
  • collect, understand and use our data better
  • celebrate and promote our successes
  • provide greater transparency in decision making
  • create and deliver evidence-based responses.

We are working towards:

  • strengthening the service system
  • expanding our capabilities
  • delivering person-centred housing responses

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View the Partnering For Impact compact (PDF, 216KB)

The Queensland Homelessness Compact Workplan

Together, the Queensland Government and the homelessness sector have developed the Queensland Compact Workplan 2018–2020 (the Workplan) to drive a shared vision and program of work to implement our new partnering approach.

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View the Homelessness Compact Workplan (PDF, 247KB)

You can also view the compact workplan accessible version (RTF, 106KB).

For more information about Partnering for Impact or to request hard copies of Partnering for Impact, the Compact or the Compact Workplan email:



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