In 2014, a coalition of government and nongovernment agencies set a goal to house 500 individuals and families in three years.

The campaign began with a community-wide registry where local agencies and volunteers surveyed 961 families, young people and adults in the Brisbane Local Government area who were homeless or vulnerably housed. Since then, a further 1,733 people have been registered through the campaign.

Three years on, the campaign has exceeded its goal by housing 580 individual and family households.

The community has applied Housing First principles to assist 373 individuals and 207 families with 430 children to end their homelessness.

Thank you to all the volunteers, supporters and donors who have committed their time and resources to ending homelessness in Brisbane one person, one family at a time.

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Robert: Robert had slept under a tree in the Dutton Park cemetery for 18 months when he was interviewed in June 2010 during the 50 Lives 50 Homes Campaign Registry Week. By October 2010, he had moved into his new community housing unit.

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