There are more than 1200 people experiencing homelessness in the Logan area each day with around 30 per cent being young people.

As of June, this year, there were 50,000 people on the state social housing register, which has grown 80 per cent over the last four years and will continue to over the coming decade.

World Homeless Day, 10 October, emerged from online discussions between people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world.

The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on the 10th of October 2010.

The day is to draw attention to the needs of people who experience homelessness locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides – to end homelessness through improved policy and funding.

Last year’s state budget outlined a $1.9 billion spend over four years to increase the supply of social housing and upgrade the existing portfolio.

A $1 billion Housing Investment Fund was also set up, with its returns to contribute about $160 million in extra funding over the forward estimates to increase supply.

At the time, Treasurer Cameron Dick said the money would allow the government to accelerate commitments and build 6,365 new homes over four years.

He said between 2017 and 2025, there would be a total of 8,845 homes built.

While these numbers are improving on previous years, Social Service CEO Aimee McVeigh said that the state and federal governments need to be building at least 5,000 houses per year for the next decade.

Queenslanders that are sleeping in parks, and couch surfing, and sleeping in cars and don’t want empty promises from any politician or organisation. They just want houses built.

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