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Community housing

Community housing is a form of social housing assistance, delivered by community organisations and local governments and funded by the Queensland Government under the Housing Act 2003.
 
This assistance is available to eligible individuals and families and is aimed at ensuring households in the greatest need are supported.
 
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, including the implementation of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing, which came into effect in Queensland on 1 January 2014.
 
A key aspect of these reforms is the separation of funding and regulatory decisions. The Office of the Registrar, operating independently of Housing Services (the department’s funding arm) has been established to manage the registration and regulation of community housing providers.
 
By 2020, most social housing services will be managed by community housing providers. These reforms support this change and provide the platform for the government to establish a financially sustainable, regionally-based and integrated social housing system.
 
A range of resources and information are available to assist providers with the transition to the new system.
 
Resources and information for community housing tenants is also available.
 
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In addition to community housing, the department also funds community organisations to deliver crisis, transitional and long-term accommodation.

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Last updated 04 August 2014


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