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.

This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provides information on trends and issues in housing policy, housing affordability and housing assistance provided to populations with special needs. The demand for housing assistance is continuing to increase. As at 30 June...
The Community page on the Australian Department of Human Services website is now live. You can access it here The Community section focuses on providing the relevant information and resources for community groups, representative bodies, welfare organisations and advocacy groups who support...
Australian Bureau of Statistics census data was used to develop maps of the two main types of marginal rental housing (boarding/rooming houses and caravan/residential parks). This information was used to select urban, rural and coastal case study sites in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland,...
Housing reforms in remote Indigenous communities have resulted in a variety of tenancy management arrangements involving state, community and private housing sectors. This project identified different models of tenancy management, considered their housing outcomes, and shared the policy and...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released new data to update its publication on Gender Indicators in Australia. You can access some of the key data in a summary , which covers employment rates, pay scales, health issues and education levels, divided by gender. You can also read some more in...
Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services (QAILS), the peak organisation for Queensland’s community legal centres, has launched an exciting new resource to help Queenslanders. The website is a self-directed guide that aims to help users find solutions to their neighbourhood problems...
The Homelessness Community Fundraising Toolkit has been prepared by the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) for any organisation or community in Queensland working to address homelessness. Through fundraising, the resources, time and talent of local communities can be leveraged to achieve...
This project looks at the housing careers of humanitarian refugees, looking at their access to suitable long term housing, and whether specialist housing and other services are successful in facilitating settlement. FIND OUT MORE : Read the report here .
An innovative homelessness program in Queensland has shown multi-million dollar savings to the State’s public health system. By spending $503,000 a year to address the health and housing needs of Brisbane’s homeless people, the initiative has saved the Queensland Public Health System almost $7...
Homelessness and employment services in Cairns have banded together with all three tiers of government to find new ways of helping homeless people get back on track through employment. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) CEO Mark Henley said 15 organisations and five government departments...

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