Lack of affordable housing blocks efforts to reduce rough sleeping

23 July 2020

A partnership between public and not-for-profit agencies has adopted a proven strategy to permanently end homelessness for people sleeping rough in Brisbane.

However an increase in the supply of social housing in the city is needed to ensure the strategy reaches its full potential, according to University of Queensland researchers.

Dr Andrew Clarke from UQ’s School of Social Science said local not-for-profit Micah Projects worked with police and other public agencies to deploy a ‘housing-first’ approach to rough sleeping in Brisbane.

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