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Acknowledgements This evaluation would not be possible without the valuable feedback from the clients and stakeholders on their experience and ideas for how the HBSP can be further developed. I would also especially like to thank the staff at WCC, in particular Peta Fualau, Caterina Angelis and Ben Rodgers, for assisting with all stages of the evaluation process. WCC would like to acknowledge the Ian Potter Foundation, Mercy Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund and the Jack Brockhoff foundation for their seed funding to establish the project and the Besen Family Foundation for funding this evaluation. Acronyms AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare COW City of Whittlesea DHS Department of Human Services HEF Housing Establishment Fund J2SI Journey to Social Inclusion pilot program MoU Memorandum of Understanding HBSP Housing Brokerage and Support Project NRAS National Rental Affordability Scheme WCC Whittlesea Community Connections Published: February, 2015 Suggested citation Parkinson, S 2015 Evaluation of the Whittlesea Community Connections Housing Brokerage & Support Project, Whittlesea Community Connections, Epping. Author correspondence: Dr. Sharon Parkinson Swinburne Institute for Social Research Level 1, EW Building Swinburne University of Technology Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122 email: sparkinson@swin.edu.au i