The Queensland State Government has established an Immediate Response Fund of $24.7M to deliver enhanced housing and homelessness services.

This funding package enhances the work the Queensland State Government is already doing to respond to the housing, homelessness and support needs of vulnerable people during the COVID 19 pandemic.

This includes:

  • Brokerage funds for crisis accommodation and essential services
    Enhanced outreach support to people sleeping rough
    Industry fund to support specialist homelessness services and community housing providers who require casual replacement staff
    Funding for cleaning of specialist homelessness services and crisis accommodation properties, cleaning equipment and personal protective equipment
    Accommodation assistance for vulnerable people requiring self-isolation
    Fast tracking the next Dignity First Fund round – COVID 19 responses
    Enhancing the Home Assist Secure program
    Discretionary approvals of bond loans, bond loan plus and rental grants to deal with COVID 19 hardship for people not ordinarily eligible

Click here to read more about this Immediate Response Fund