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Housing and support program (HASP)

The Housing and support program (HASP) enables people with a psychiatric disability to live in the community with stable social housing and enjoy an improved quality of life. Sustainable housing and independent living support for HASP participants are seen as key elements in supporting their recovery and reducing the need for hospital care.

The program offers individuals a coordinated package of housing and support.

It also fosters collaboration across all stakeholders who deliver the three key components of HASP:

  • housing options (provided through the Department of Housing and Public Works)
  • clinical mental health support (Queensland Health)
  • non-clinical lifestyle support (delivered by community-managed mental health service providers).

Local Coordination groups are facilitated by Hospital and Health services (HHSs).

Resource toolkit

Download the Housing and Support Program manual (PDF 270 kB).

This covers:

  • operational procedures and protocols designed to assist staff to coordinate, administer and implement the housing and support program
  • eligibility requirements
  • application processes

Mandatory forms


Funding arrangements and the NDIS

The Department of Health funding arrangements for this program will change as Queensland transitions to the NDIS over the next three years (2016-17 to 2018-19).

Funding and responsibility for NDIS participants receiving support from HASP funding (as part of an NDIS individually funded package) transfers from the State to the Commonwealth under the new agreement.

Read more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Last updated: 14 June 2016