The objective of the Supportive Housing for Families (SH4F) Program is to divert at-risk families from involvement with Queensland’s child protection system.
Common Ground Queensland will adhere to the Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) Social Housing Eligibility Criteria, Social Housing Tenancy Management Policy1 and SH4F Funding Schedule and SH4F Property and Tenancy Management Model (Appendix 1) in its response to applicants for housing under the SH4F Program.
All social housing applicants must satisfy general eligibility criteria in the following areas:
- Australian citizenship or residency.
- Queensland residency;
- Property ownership;
- Liquid assets;
- Independent income;
- Housing income limits; and
- Appropriateness of current housing.
Further to the above, specific eligibility criteria for the SH4F Program includes:
- Families that are at risk of homelessness and are at risk of contact with the child protection system;
- Have at least one child under five (5) years of age, including an unborn child; and
- Agree to engage with Micah Projects’ Support Team (refer Micah Projects’ Keeping Families Together Housing Participate Agreement).
Procedures that Implement
This policy will be actively implemented by adherence to the following procedures and documents:
- Keeping Families Together Housing Participant Agreement (Micah Projects)
- SH4F Funding Schedule and SH4F Property and Tenancy Management Model (Appendix 1) (DHPW)
- SH4F Tenant Selection and Referral Procedure
- Social Housing Eligibility Criteria (DHPW)
- Social Housing Tenancy Management Policy (DHPW)
- Tenancy Management (Residential) Procedure
- Tenant Transfer Procedure