Housing Support Program 2018-19 grant recipients
The following Housing Support projects were approved in 2018-19.
Successful recipients within the inner north of Brisbane receive funding for projects and services that respond to the housing and social needs of homeless people or those living in social housing.
Two organisations received funding for a total funding amount of $20,000.
|Brisbane Youth Service Inc||Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) support homeless and disadvantaged young people (aged 12-25 years) and their children, to secure and maintain housing. In recent years, BYS have identified that Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) young people have become more vulnerable towards becoming homeless than cis-gendered young people. The Sunshine Program will create resources that provide education and guidance to assist TGD young people with sourcing and sustaining stable accommodation in Brisbane. The project will also include the delivery of a training module to service industry workers (youth workers, support workers, residential workers, property managers) so they are better educated and informed on how to best support TGD young people as tenants.||$10,000|
|The Salvation Army (Qld) Property Trust||Salvos Streetlevel Mission are situated in Spring Hill. They offer assistance to those in crisis with emergency relief, free meals and referrals to essential services. The project aims to establish a bike workshop at the Salvation Army Recovery Services Centre (Red Hill), which would allow members of the Streetlevel community an opportunity to become trained bike mechanics and subsequently derive a small income from fixing bikes. The project focuses on self empowerment and preparing individuals to be 'job ready' so they can transition into alternative employment in the future.||$10,000|