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Brisbane Common Ground Evaluation: Final Report


Cameron Parsell, Maree Petersen, Ornella Moutou, Dennis Culhane, Ed Lucio, and Alan Dick


In July 2012 Brisbane Common Ground supportive housing was opened and the first people commenced their tenancies. Brisbane Common Ground is a model of supportive housing comprising 146 units (135 studio and 11 one bedroom units) in a fourteen story building located in South Brisbane. The building also has onsite offices for both the support provider and the tenancy manager.

Brisbane Common Ground aims to assist tenants sustain housing, improve their quality of life – health, social and economic, and reduce their utilisation of acute, crisis and emergency services.

The purpose of the evaluation is to “examine whether the Brisbane Common Ground initiative has been successful in assisting tenants to maintain secure housing and improve health, wellbeing, social and economic outcomes.

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