Mr de Brenni said NPAH and NPARIH had delivered significant results under the Queensland Governments watch.
Mr de Brenni said NPAH and NPARIH had made a significant contribution to the Closing the Gap strategy, reducing overcrowding, and increasing local employment opportunities, training and education, and home ownership within remote communities.
As at 10 April 2017, NPAH and NPARIH investment has delivered 862 new dwellings and significant upgrades to 1,490 others, he said.
The NPAH builds on the Queensland Government s commitment to wide ranging reforms and strategies to end domestic and family violence following the landmark report Not Now, Not Ever Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland.
Minister Enoch said NPAH services will be provided throughout Queensland, and include expanding successful outreach and support to get people who are chronically homelessness into stable housing.
Over 70 per cent of the new funding under the NPAH in NSW will be distributed to specialist homelessness services in 2014-15, Minister Upton said.
NPAH funds will also be allocated to a number of initiatives which will provide new support and accommodation options, Minister Upton said.
This one-year extension of the NPAH will enable the Government to re-assess Commonwealth housing and homelessness policy with the object of doing things more efficiently.
I look forward to working with my state and territory colleagues as we implement the 2014-15 NPAH and make a positive difference for the homeless community, Mr Andrews said.
7m in new funding through NPAH
will support a number of important initiatives including five supported accommodation facilities around the state, continuation of intensive tenancy support services for clients, and support for the Housing Connect Information System.
nPAHs are of primary concern because many are more carcinogenic than their parent PAHs, and also display a great degree of mutagencity.