Welcome to Community Door's information portal about housing and homelessness.

Housing affordability and homelessness are important issues facing disadvantaged Queenslanders. The rate of homelessness in Queensland is significantly higher than in the southern states. In 2012/13 there were 19,831 people experiencing homelessness in this state. Reasons that people find themselves in this situation include accommodation issues, financial difficulties, domestic violence and relationship issues, lack of support, discrimination, mental health and substance abuse issues.

The shortage of affordable private and social housing in Queensland makes it is difficult for low income households to secure affordable housing while meeting the rising cost of essential goods and services.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working in the housing and homelessness sector.

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The Queensland Government is offering support to not-for-profit organisations affected by Cyclone Debbie. Organisations affected may be eligible for loans or grants assistance to help with recovery efforts. Natural Disaster Assistance A low interest loan and grant package of up to $105,000 is...
Media Statement Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Financial assistance is now available for south-east Queensland’s not-for-profit organisations that have been affected...
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services' (DCCDS) Community Recovery section is encouraging individuals, carers and service providers in the DCCSDS North and Far North Queensland area to be prepared in relation to Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The likely impacts of a tropical...
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Queensland Government media release Applications are now open for the second round of the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.5 million Dignity First Fund. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the fund was seeking proposals for innovative projects that will meet immediate needs of...
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Access to suitable, accessible housing is one of the greatest challenges for the aged and people with disability. Spinal Life Australia is seeking feedback on mandating accessible housing by 2020 and making communities more inclusive for people with disabilities. The feedback will shape the...
Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers are estimated to be responsible for around 80% of the total burden of disease in Australia. Of course, making lifestyle changes is often easier said than done, and the journey can be challenging. Queensland Health has developed the...
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Queensland Government media release A Hervey Bay homelessness organisation has bought a new van with a funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First fund, established to encourage innovative projects that will help people experiencing homelessness to live with dignity. Minister for...
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Queensland Government media release Queensland’s oldest charity is moving into the digital age with a boost from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said The Lady Musgrave Trust received $50,000 through the fund’s first round to...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government is putting out a challenge to community groups, social entrepreneurs and individuals to develop projects which will lift the dignity of people experiencing homelessness and address their immediate needs in innovative ways. Applications...
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Queensland Government media release Gold Coast homelessness services are set to receive a $129,000 funding boost with two community projects announced as successful recipients of the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said HAVAFEED...

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The National Rental Affordability Scheme , an Australian Government initiative, financially supported by the Queensland Government, helps to increase the supply of affordable rental dwellings across Australia. Under the scheme, investors will build new affordable housing and rents will be set at...
Community Housing is social housing assistance delivered by community organisations and local governments to eligible individuals and families. Providers of community housing are funded by the Queensland Government. Community housing providers are registered under the Housing Act 2003. They receive...
The National Community Housing Standards set out standards of good practice in service delivery in the community housing sector throughout Australia. The standards attempt to cover all the elements that constitute high quality housing service for tenants in community housing. The 3rd edition of the...
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is a national research organisation, specialising in housing and urban research and policy. www.ahuri.edu.au
Since 1 July 2011, homelessness data for the new Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) collection has been submitted through a secure Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) website called Specialist Homelessness Online Reporting (SHOR) . This website accepts and processes all...
The AIHW produces reports on a range of housing issues. Reports include: Housing assistance for Indigenous Australians Housing circumstances of Indigenous households: tenure and overcrowding Homelessness among Indigenous Australians Specialist homelessness services 2012-13 National social housing...
QCOSS has developed a series of regional homelessness profiles that give a snapshot of the population characteristics, housing availability, service system and service usage data of each region. The profiles contain summary data on: • Population • Household types • Number and...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provide a framework for understanding the place of homelessness in Australian society, pathways to homelessness, or aspects of the lives of people which may be impacted by homelessness. You can access a range of reports, data sets and other information of...
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. It has been developed to support specialist homelessness services funded by the Queensland Government...
The Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse is a tool for the homeless sector to better communicate information about homelessness issues in Australia. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) to be a resource for the homelessness sector, and will evolve with time...

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