Reducing Homelessness

KNOWING PEOPLE WHO ARE SLEEPING ON THE STREETS, IN PARKS, TENTS, CARS OR INTERMITTENTLY MOTELS BY NAME HELPS US TO MAKE VISIBLE WHO IS OFTEN UNSEEN

Photography: Katie Bennett

The Know By-Name List helps us to identify every person sleeping rough (on streets, in parks, tents, cars or intermittently in motels) in Brisbane, their needs and the support services required.

What is a By-Name List?

 

Brisbane By-Name List is a comprehensive list of every person sleeping rough in our community, updated in real time. Using information collected and shared with their consent, we can understand their homeless history, health, and housing needs. This enables us to better match housing solutions and identify relevant supports, particularly for the most vulnerable. This data is updated monthly, at minimum.

 

By-Name List -Community Solutions

Track our progress for August 2022 - Individuals

Inflow

8

Returned from housing

48

Newly identified

15

Returned from inactive

309

Total number of people Actively Homeless

204

Sleeping rough

105

Temp Accommodated

Outflow

7

Housed

46

Moved to inactive

To track our progress we need to understand how people in our community move in and out of homelessness. 

Specifically, communities can look at six data points:

Inflow

When a person loses housing and enters into homelessness, they’re part of what we call inflow. Inflow data captures people who are:

  • Newly identified, or new to homelessness.

 

  • Returned from housing, or people who experienced homelessness before, got connected with housing, and now are homeless again.

 

  • Returned from Inactive, or people who experienced homelessness before and exited to unknown destinations, and now are homeless again.

 

Actively homeless

People who are currently experiencing homelessness are categorized as being actively homeless.

 

Outflow

Outflow refers to people who have exited homelessness. This includes:

  • Housed, or people who have been connected to permanent housing.

 

  • Moved to inactive, or people who exit homelessness without support from the homeless response system, such as finding their own housing, moving out of the community, or entering a long-term stay in an institution.

Visual data

Timeline

See how the state of homelessness in Brisbane changes over time.*

Inflow
Active
Outflow
*Allow for up to 10% variance in the data between months due to the dynamic nature of individual movement.

* Our data is a snapshot of individuals only does not include families with children.

Visual data

Actively Homeless - Summary

See how the state of homeless individuals* in Brisbane changes over time.

Active rough sleepers in Brisbane Temporarily accommodated across Brisbane