The Anglicare HomeStay Program supports people who have a current tenancy and who are experiencing a crisis, which may place their tenancy at risk. We offer support to tenants of private, public and community housing who are at risk of being evicted from their home.

The HomeStay program is an outreach service which works with people around issues that jeopardises their current tenancy. This includes support with health, job or family crisis which could threaten a tenancy, support to resolve rent arrears, property problems and disputes. We aim to empower tenants through advocacy, information, building life skills and linking people with a broad range of community supports.

Working within a case management framework, HomeStay will visit you in your home or community. We can support a tenant for up to 6 months, providing assistance with budgeting and financial management, information on tenancy rights and responsibilities and support in establishing household routines to maintain your current tenancy. HomeStay will advocate and refer you to appropriate community services for continued support.

Referral can be through a support service, real estate agent, Department of Housing and Access Housing or self-referral.

Referrals can be emailed directly to us or a simple phone call to set up a meeting.

Contact Details

Address: 149 Bunda St, Cairns
Phone: (07) 4046 8050
Download Form: Download PDF  HS-Referral Form

Alternatively, complete the form below and we will contact you.


Please provide feedback regarding your involvement with the HomeStay service. Feedback forms are available from the HomeStay team, Anglicare North Queensland Limited (ANQL) offices, or download the Anglicare North Queensland Online Feedback Form.

Please email feedback forms to or post to 179 Lake St Cairns QLD 4870.

Alternatively, complete the form below to submit your feedback online.

Please provide comments about the service that you have received from Anglicare North Queensland Limited (ANQL). Comments can be about improvements, complaints or positive feedback about the service that you have received.

Please note that your privacy and confidentiality will be maintained in line with ANQL procedures. The Privacy and Confidentiality Procedure can be found here.

If you feel you need to contact a member of ANQL’s executive management team, please phone 4041 5454 or email .