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By 1983, the multiple dwelling approach to public housing attracted criticism. As a result, the Queensland Housing Commission initiated a number of strategies to improve its service.
People who could not afford to pay a full bond to secure accommodation in the private rental market were offered financial assistance, a move which recognised the need to develop innovative solutions to housing situations that alleviated pressure on public housing.
In 1984, Queensland received Commonwealth Government funding to develop the Community Housing sector. Partnerships were developed with not-for-profit organisations and local governments to provide community-based housing assistance including crisis, transitional and long-term rental housing.
Community Housing was recognised as an essential component of the social housing system and signalled a turning point in the structure of housing provision in Queensland.

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