The Cairns HomeStay Support Service supports people at risk of homelessness to remain housed. HomeStay can offer assistance if you have a current tenancy and are experiencing a crisis which places your tenancy at risk. We offer support to tenants of private, public and community housing.
HomeStay is an outreach service which works with people to problem solve issues that jeopardise their current tenancy. This includes support for health, job or family crisis’s, 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 you 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.
Referrals are accepted from support services, real estate agents, Department of Housing and Public Works, Access Community Housing or self-referral.
Referrals can be emailed directly to us or a simple phone call to set up a meeting.
Address: 149 Bunda St, Cairns
Phone: Sue on 0417 639 103 or Joshua on 0409 641 759
Anglicare North Queensland relies on the financial support of generous people to help all those who turn to us for assistance. There are specific services that are government funded, but a large number of our programs are only made possible by your donations. Your support enables us to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and at-risk members of our community.