The Campaign

500 Lives 500 Homes is a coalition of government and non-government agencies supported by the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council. It is a three year campaign to break the cycle of homelessness for families, young people and adults in our community who are homeless or vulnerably housed. By getting to know each person by name and surveying their individual health, housing and support needs, we can respond in the best way to each person and prioritise the most vulnerable people who are sleeping rough, or who are at risk of death.

500 Lives 500 Homes is a meaningful collaboration between government, community and business. The campaign will link to the Queensland Housing Strategy to deliver a coordinated approach to ending homelessness in Brisbane.

500 Lives 500 Homes began with a community-wide registry from Monday 24 March – Friday 4 April 2014. During the 3 year campaign, workers from local agencies will survey families, young people and adults in the Brisbane Local Government Area who are homeless or vulnerably housed.

With an ongoing commitment to work closely together, partner agencies will quickly and flexibly respond to the housing, health and support needs of individuals and families, grounded in the evidence gathered during the Brisbane registry fortnight.

View the 500 Lives 500 Homes Partners.

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Volunteers: Bonnie, Melody & Mick heading out to survey people during registry fortnight.