Housing pathways for young people
Everyone needs a place to call home, but many young people in our communities face challenges accessing housing.
Under the Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025 (PDF, 3466.73 KB), we will help vulnerable young people to achieve social and economic independence through an integrated framework of housing with support. The framework will help to facilitate multi-agency service responses and involve young people and specialist support services in developing future responses.
In 2020–21, we allocated $36.1 million (ex-GST) in Homelessness Program funding to 39 non-government organisations to deliver 61 specialist homelessness services across Queensland providing a range of support services specifically for young people. These supports include temporary supported accommodation and tenancy sustainment services.
In early 2021, Brisbane Housing Company completed a new 32-unit affordable housing complex at Woolloongabba in partnership with the department. Five of the 32 units are for young people, with dedicated tenancy support provided by Brisbane Youth Service.
We will continue to grow housing options for young people by leveraging new housing supply through the Queensland Housing Investment Growth Initiative. We will provide and link to a range of support options to help young people achieve long-term social and economic outcomes, while sustaining social, affordable, or private market tenancies.
- Last updated:
- 15 June 2021