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The Lady Musgrave Trust 16th Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness

A PORT IN THE PERFECT STORM

How the housing crisis can lead to real housing solutions

The Lady Musgrave Trust 16th Annual Forum on Women and Homelessness

A Port in the Perfect Storm

How the housing crisis can lead to real housing solutions

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Date: 7 August 2024
Time: 9am – 1:30pm
Location: Garden’s Theatre, QUT Gardens Point Campus

A port in the perfect storm: How the housing crisis can lead to real housing solutions

All Queenslanders should have somewhere to turn to when life gets rough. But the compounding impact of global and local events over the last two decades has led to a perfect storm in the housing market.

Rates of homelessness in our state are up 22 per cent, almost three times the national average. It’s an unprecedented affordability crisis, with more women and families than ever before struggling to find a safe place to call home.

And the sector that cares for these Queenslanders in need is underfunded and under-resource.

We’re on the precipice of ‘what happens next’. We have the opportunity of a generation to solve the problems that have led to this crisis and create a future where it won’t happen again. And the voices of those living with this crisis need to be at the heart of what we do.

New funding, policies, projects and targets promise to effect real change. But will they work? Are our calls for innovative solutions finally being answered?

Join us for the 16th Annual Women and Homelessness Forum as we examine what’s ahead. We’ll unpack new projects and plans, consider the impact of the upcoming state election, and identify opportunities to break the cycle of trauma for women and children.

We’ll look at the new faces of homelessness and the key causes behind it, and most importantly, we’ll hear directly from women with lived experience of the housing crisis about their journeys into safe and stable homes.

If you joined us for last year’s sell-out Forum, you know this is not an event to miss.

We know we are stronger together, so The Lady Musgrave Trust is proud to present this event in partnership with the Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works, Queensland Council of Community Service (QCOSS), QShelter, Micah Projects and Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Centre for Justice.

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Watch the 2023 Annual Forum on Youtube here.

Catch up on the 2022 Annual Forum

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Watch the 2022 Annual Forum on Youtube here, and view images from the event here.

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