Common Ground in Negotiations to Secure its Second Site in Fortitude Valley

Following the success of its residential development in South Brisbane, Common Ground is now looking to expand in Fortitude Valley.

The company is currently in negotiations to secure its second site in a prime location in Fortitude Valley.

Common Ground is driven to end homelessness in areas where they operate with the help of Supportive Housing solutions. This is made possible through their effective community, public, and private partnerships.

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To support Common Ground’s social housing project, the Queensland Government invested $1.8 billion on 12 June 2017 to help increase the number of affordable and social housing that they offer.

Common Ground has proven that their Supportive Housing model truly works. Based at 15 Hope Street, South Brisbane, Brisbane Common Ground’s successful Supportive Housing is currently home to more than 140 formerly homeless and low-income tenants.

Their success helped in improving the community’s quality of life while saving the Queensland Government $13,100 a year for every formerly homeless person who resides there.

The exterior of the former Prince George Hotel at 14 East 28th Street, Manhattan, New York City, now one of the housing facilities of Common Ground
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The Common Ground Supportive Housing model originated in New York City over 20 years ago. With the model’s proven success in ending homelessness, six Australian States and Territories now have at least one Common Ground development.

For Common Ground Queensland, Brisbane Common Ground is its first supportive housing initiative. They have adapted and used the principles of the New York City Common Ground model to implement a specialised Supportive Housing property and tenancy management approach at Brisbane Common Ground.

While the site for the Fortitude Valley site is still under negotiations, Common Grounds is also set to work with a wide range of corporate and government organisations this 2018 to encourage workplace giving which will help in raising funds to help people who had been homeless have a productive future.