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.
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.
Other support services
In addition to community housing, the department also funds community organisations to deliver crisis, transitional and long-term accommodation.