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.
HASP and the NDIS
The Department of Health funding arrangements for this program has changed as Queensland has transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As part of the transition to the NDIS, the HASP funding has been transferred from the State to the Commonwealth under the bilateral agreement. For the small number of people who were receiving HASP support but deemed not eligible for the NDIS, State funding has continued for their support.