Homelessness to Housing
The homelessness Program aims to reduce the number of people who are Chronic homeless or at risk of homelessness in Queensland by funding service to assist people:
- Obtain housing
- Maintain their housing
- Maximise their capacity to be independent, self-reliant and connected to appropriate social and community supports.
CQID Homelessness to Housing staff support Indigenous community members and their families by providing links and referrals to a range of mainstream and indigenous services that provide a service. This service will enhance social inclusion and community cohesion by better linking indigenous people to community service. Relationships with other service providers are also developed.
Our focus is to provide support to clients living in improvised dwelling and those Chronic Homeless. These can include clients living on the river bank, in parks, and other improvised dwellings these locations are unhygienic and not suitable for people. Our service does not include clients couch surfers, those living in “over crowded house”, verge of getting kicked and support to pay rent arrears.
The program provides a case management and referrals service to indigenous people requiring assistance to Sustainable Housing, initially within Rockhampton and surrounding areas.