Our Tenant Stories

Ending homelessness one person at a time

Our tenants come from all walks of life. Every tenant has their own unique life journey and idea of what home means to them. We are incredibly grateful to our tenants for their time, trust and openness in sharing their stories with us.

A resident of Brisbane Common Ground stands in the roof top gardens painting a picture. She is turning towards the camera from her painting easel and smiles.

Read Their Stories

Image of Arielle at Hope Street Cafe, standing in front of her artworks.

Arielle’s Story

Meet Arielle - a talented artist who lives here at Brisbane Common Ground. We caught up with Arielle to talk about her newest exhibition.
A man smiles at the camera as he stands against the background of the Brisbane City skyline.

Kevin’s Story

Kevin moved into 15 Hope Street last year, in 2020. Since then, he has found purpose in volunteering at the Union Office.

Nilima’s Story

“I love being here” she smiles. Watch her video here!
A young women with dark skin sits amongst a garden smiling at the camera.

Akeisha’s Story

Akeisha was referred to Common Ground Queensland by Micah Projects in October of 2021.
A man sits on a plush chair in front of a wall of letter boxes.

Malcolm’s Story

“I am one of the original tenants and came here when the building first opened.”

Lisa’s Story

2017 marks Lisa’s fifth year at Brisbane Common Ground. “I was in rehab for alcohol abuse and I was very fortunate that there was a nurse there that was quite proactive in helping people find places."

Get Involved

Join us in our journey to end homelessness! We believe that everyone has a right to live in dignity and have a safe place to call home. Homelessness is a solvable problem: your donation will help us to create homes for individuals and families in our community who are currently homeless.

Uluru Statement From The Heart

Common Ground Queensland accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Owners and Custodians of the land on which we work. We recognise sovereignty was never ceded.