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Housing

Housing Services delivers a range of housing assistance to Queenslanders.
 
Improving housing affordability, reducing homelessness and assisting Queenslanders to access the private housing market are key priorities.
 
The department is responding to these priorities by introducing major reforms to the way assistance is provided.
 
The social housing system is designed to ensure people in need receive appropriate, affordable and safe housing, supported by pathways that build and sustain independence. Initiatives like bond loans, rental grants, RentConnect, Home Assist Secure and the National Rental Affordability Scheme are designed to help thousands of low income earners to access and sustain housing in the private rental market.
 
Social and community housing are other forms of social housing assistance available to eligible families and individuals in need.
 
Social housing is the delivery and management of government-owned housing, and community housing is a form of social housing assistance delivered by community organisations and local governments. Community housing is funded by the Queensland Government under the Housing Act 2003.
 
Implementation of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing is a significant first step in the introduction of the housing assistance reforms, and came into effect in Queensland on 1 January 2014.
 
The Logan Renewal Initiative is another example of how social housing is being reformed and renewed to meet the community’s growing need for affordable housing.
 
View our menu on the left for more information about these services and reforms. 
 
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Our fact sheets, forms and publications provide more information about our services.
 
To contact us, visit our Housing Services page.
 




Last updated 04 April 2014


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