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.

Young people at risk of becoming homeless will be given a helping hand, thanks to a new project launched today by the Palaszczuk Government during National Homelessness Week. The Sustaining Young People’s Tenancies Project, run in partnership with the Brisbane Youth Service, will help support young...
Queensland Housing Profiles make it easy for you to create a profile of your community with maps, information and charts about residents, housing and housing markets. Data can be selected from a range of topics for multiple locations or regions across Queensland. You can view key figures about your...
The 2016-17 Queensland State Budget is a solid budget for vulnerable Queenslanders. It provides funding for crucial areas such as prevention of domestic and family violence, universal access to kindy, investment in employment in regional Queensland and the provision of a range of social...
Low and moderate-income households are paying up to 85 per cent of their income to secure rental properties in Australia, according to new data. The Rental Affordability Index , created by National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS Economics & Planning, revealed that low-income...
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Housing is fundamental for people to enjoy life, take part, learn, love and live with dignity. For far too many people with disability, housing is part of the struggle to be included and to participate in community and family life. People with disability want housing that is well-designed, secure,...
Now in its fifth year, The Salvation Army's Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS) surveyed more than 1,600 clients across Australia. The report revealed “disturbing new statistics on the level of poverty in Australia”, showing that some disadvantaged Australians are living on just $17 a day. “...
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nib foundation's Community Grant program aims to support locally-based initiatives which will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers. A Community Grant round is held each year and applications are...
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HESTA community Sector Awards recognise Australia's outstanding contributors to the community sector. The awards are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the inspirational work individuals and organisations provide to the broader community, supporting those who need it most. If you know a...
The Queensland Statewide Tenants’ Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS) provides all Queensland renters with high quality, free, independent tenant advisory services that assist tenants to manage and sustain their tenancy. Funded by the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW),...
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) recently released a new report revealing the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage, highlighting key areas in Queensland which need to be addressed with better targeted programs, policies and investment. QCOSS’ Queensland’s wellbeing 2016...

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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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