Housing affordability and homelessness are important issues facing disadvantaged Queenslanders. 

Housing is a complex system of inter-connecting causes and effects. 

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

Access to affordable housing is the foundation on which Queenslanders build stable and productive lives. Stable housing positively influences health, education, employment, economic and social participation outcomes.

“Housing, even in its simplest form, meets two basic human needs: shelter and security. Its influence on the welfare of households is substantial, affecting, for example, health and wellbeing, education, employment and social and community participation.” (AIHW, 2017) 

In the 2016 census there were 21,671 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.

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

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...
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 Queensland Government has released the Working together for better housing and sustainable communities discussion paper. The purpose of the discussion paper is to seek feedback on a range of housing issues from homelessness and social housing through to affordable rental, home ownership and...
The on demand video (webcast) is now available from the Griffith University NDIS Symposium held on 15 February 2016: Housing for people with disability: a place to call home Access the webcast, accessible PDFs of the PowerPoint presentations and the live captioning transcript by registering with...
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Q Shelter has launched Housing Matters to Her - an online exhibition highlighting the remarkable contribution women have made to the housing and homelessness assistance industry. Q Shelter interviewed eleven women across all levels of the housing and homelessness assistance industry. The women...
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The Palaszczuk Government is seeking expressions of interest from non-government organisations and investors under its new Social Benefit Bonds scheme to tap ideas for delivering new and innovative community services. “The Palaszczuk Government’s first State Budget last year outlined plans for...
The ABC has produced an interactive Fact File , based on the latest research in Australia, to reveal how the patterns of homelessness in Australia have changed over 15 years. Some 105,200 Australians are without a home. Indigenous Australians and single parents are over-represented in the numbers,...
Good governance is important for organisations of all sizes and in all areas of work, whether these are large multi-national organisations or local groups of volunteers. QShelter have released a Good Governance Manual . It provides an introduction to good governance for community organisations...

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