Help for seniors on a low income who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to find housing. For people in Brisbane, on the Sunshine Coast and Cairns.

Assistance with Care and Housing (ACH)

Help and support for seniors to prevent homelessness

If you are an older person on a low income who is homeless, or at risk of homelessness, the Assistance with Care and Housing (ACH) program can help you find the right accommodation for your needs. This can include finding housing through the private rental market or applying for affordable social housing options.

Services include:

  • Locating appropriate properties through internet searches and local knowledge
  • Providing transport to view properties
  • Assistance with paperwork required to apply for a tenancy or social housing
  • Understanding the requirements of a new tenancy and access to loans
  • Assistance with arrangements to relocate
  • Providing links to assist the client to retain the new tenancy, where required

The range of support includes:

  • Case management
  • Investigating alternative housing options
  • Advocacy
  • Liaison and referral to health, community care, welfare and social support services
  • Assistance to maintain or build local support networks

Cost

There is no cost for the ACH service, through funding provided by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services.

Availability

ACH services are available to you if you are:

  • Homeless, or at risk of being homeless
  • Unable to access transport or the internet
  • Over 65 years, or over 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Our service area includes Brisbane (north and south), the Sunshine Coast and Cairns.

Referral

We accept new clients by online referral from all community, health and medical services.



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