housing and homelessness

Community Housing

IFYS is a licensed Community Housing Provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing, is funded by the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works and provides assistance through a range of programs.

Crisis Accommodation Program

IFYS provides the following units of accommodation within the Crisis Accommodation Program:

  • 20 properties (16 Department owned on the Sunshine Coast and 4 privately owned in the Moreton Region) funded specifically to support young people and young families aged 16 to 25 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. The aim is to provide short term accommodation while providing home visits and collaborative case management to work with young people to obtain and maintain safe, secure and affordable accommodation.

If you need short term accommodation you can contact the team on (07) 5438 3000 or call the Homelessness Hotline on 1800 474 753.

  • 24 properties in partnership with the Salvation Army Caboolture. The IFYS Property Management Team manages the properties (16 Department owned and 8 privately owned) and The Salvation Army’s Supported Accommodation Caboolture Program provides person centred support to families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Families and individuals who are homeless, are eligible for the service and are prioritised for next highest-need basis and best fit for the property.

If you would like to discuss an assessment please call the Salvation Army Upfront Intervention Team on (07) 3795 4400, or if you would like to meet someone face to face, please contact the Salvation Army direct on (07) 5495 3700.

Long Term Housing

IFYS manages a number of properties to provide longer term housing, for people who are eligible for or already on the Housing Register. The properties are funded by the Department of Housing and Public Works and include:

  • 24 studio accommodation units in Redcliffe
  • 10 two bedroom units in Nambour
  • 2 four bedroom properties on the Sunshine Coast
  • 2 two bedroom units in Nambour
  • 2 one bedroom units in Nambour

Depending on the type of housing you are eligible for, along with your location preferences and your level of need, your name will be automatically put forward for any vacancies IFYS has within the program via the Department.

Community Managed Studio Units (CMSUs)

IFYS provides 18 studio units in Caboolture, designed to provide furnished accommodation for single people who are eligible for or are already on the Housing Register. Depending on the type of housing you are eligible for, along with your location preferences and your level of need, your name will be automatically put forward for any vacancies IFYS has within the program via the Department.

Same House Different Landlord

IFYS manages and supports young people, up to the age of 25, who are currently on or eligible for the Housing Register, in three properties owned by the Department of Housing and Public Works. This program is designed specifically for Service Users from within our Crisis Accommodation Program, to transfer into these properties with the aim of eventually sitting under the Department’s Public Housing Program.

If you need short term accommodation you contact the team on (07)5438 3000 or call the Homelessness Hotline on 1800 474 753.

Crisis Shelters

IFYS currently operates two supported crisis accommodation services for young people in Caboolture and on the Sunshine Coast. Our youth shelters offer crisis accommodation for single young people aged 16-25yrs who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Whilst residing at the shelter, young people will be supported to achieve their personal goals and work towards finding and maintaining safe and stable housing options.

Our youth crisis accommodation services perform a significant role in meeting the protective needs of young people with histories of relationship stress and family violence, abuse and neglect, substance misuse, mental health and/or behavioural difficulties and associated concerns.

If you are in need of crisis accommodation, you can contact the team on (07) 54383000 or call the Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.

For more information on our Maroochydore youth shelter please watch our short video.

Housing Pathway Program

The Housing Pathway Program provides temporary accommodation for individuals over 25 years of age who are experiencing homelessness on the Sunshine Coast. Whilst residing at the program, residents are supported to explore and work towards securing a more sustainable housing solution. The Housing Pathway Program is collocated with a range of support services who are able to assist the residents to work towards their personal goals.

If you are currently experiencing homelessness and wish to refer to the Housing Pathway Program please contact the Maroochydore Housing Service Centre on (07) 5352 7333 to initiate a referral to the program.