Supporting people to stay housed, reducing risk of eviction and assisting people to manage their tenancy.
Sustaining Tenancies is a free service for people residing in Brisbane City Council Catchment living in Community or Department of Housing properties.
Have you recently moved into a new tenancy and are unsure of where to start?
Sustaining Tenancies works alongside people to establish themselves in their new home and get connected in their local community.
Are you struggling to manage your tenancy or having issues at your current property?
Sustaining Tenancies can support you with a range of services to make sure that you can stay in your tenancy.
How can Sustaining Tenancies help you?
We work alongside you and design an individualised tenancy support plan to meet your personal goals, and manage your tenancy long term. This may include connecting you into your local community and reducing social isolation, as well as support to manage physical and mental health conditions, improve general well-being and assistance, and connect in with employment and training opportunities.
We are a multi-disciplinary team that work in an outreach capacity, taking a trauma-informed and person-centred approach to ensure people have the tools and resources needed to stay housed.
Areas of support include and are not limited to
- Financial Support
- Tenancy Advocacy
- Health and Wellbeing
- Tenancy Management
- Community Connection
- Employment and Training
- NDIS readiness
- Hoarding and Squalor
- Alcohol and Other Drugs supports
- In Home Supports
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for support from Sustaining Tenancies, you must:
- Be living in Community or Department of Housing Property
- Not currently receiving NDIS or Aged Care supports.
Liz – Sustaining Tenancies Coordinator
Gabby, Michelle, Jon, Fortune, Wendy – Housing Advocacy Case Managers
Naomi – Intake and Brief Intervention Worker
Tanya, Tenaya, Leanne, Cameron, Michael, Sean – In-Home Support Team
What is Binkenba Place?
Bikenba Place is a transitional supported housing facility designed to support First Nations women over 45 and women over 50 into secure long-term housing. The program offers short-term, self-contained units, with furnished or unfurnished options available and onsite support available.
Binkenba Place operates through a culturally-informed lens to empower women, guided by First Nations cultural goals of community by connection, care and respect to help connect women with a sustainable “gunya” home.
The Binkenba Place program is guided by a recovery-focused model to help women identify their own long-term goals around health and wellbeing. We aim to create a sense of belonging for women, by working alongside them in their healing journey.
Call 3510 2789 during business hours for more information, or you can email
Gaba Baa yana-y- (Good Life Journey) – The Story of Binkenba
Binkenba (the place of the resting turtle) Gaba baa yana-y – (good life journey)
The Binkenba story began in settlement times, when Merthyr Rd, New Farm and all the way down to the river was all mangroves. That’s where the turtles nested and created babies, called “binkenba”.
At the time, Teneriffe was home to many shipping wharves, and all the foreign settlers earned their keep by unloading the ships. Back in those days, there was only horse and cart for transport. Then when people started to drive trams and cars, all the horse owners wondered what to do with their animals now they didn’t need them to transport stock throughout Brisbane.
They all pooled their funds, resources and energy, and filled in the land from the corner of Sydney and Brunswick Streets, down to the river and created a common ground for all horse owners to gather, compete and race each other. Then, over time as horses became less useful, locals decided to change the race track into Binkenba, the Aboriginal name for the place we now otherwise know as New Farm Park. Soil for the rose gardens in the centre of Binkenba were naturally nourished by all the horse manure (goonahn).
Then as Binkenba developed, it became largely commercially zoned, so all the local custodians were chased away.
Now, we are gathered at Binkenba land, the gathering place of the turtle. We wish to acknowledge the traditional Jaggera/Turrbul peoples of the lands on which we meet and live. We pay respect to all Elders, past, present and emerging.