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Taking charge of life

Taking charge of life - Fri Feb 09 2018 - Public housing provided Mackay tenant Merrilyn with the stability she needed to raise three kids who have grown into successful adults.

Housing Officer knows about doing it tough

Housing Officer knows about doing it tough - Tue Feb 06 2018 - Chermside Housing Service Centre worker Joanne helps people find a home and get on their feet financially, but she also faces her own daily battles to pay the bills.

Fair funding for Queensland

Fair funding for Queensland - Thu Feb 01 2018 - Read the communique the latest meeting between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mayors and Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport

Meet our HPW Graduates

Meet our HPW Graduates - Wed Jan 24 2018 - The 24-month HPW graduate program gives graduates the opportunity to develop skills and gain new experiences. We sat down with two of our graduates to see how they are finding it.

From homeless to an Olympian

From homeless to an Olympian - Tue Jan 23 2018 - Dan Smith has experienced homelessness, drug addiction and been in trouble with the police, but he has turned his life around and wants to inspire others to do the same.

A safe place to call home

A safe place to call home - Mon Jan 08 2018 - To meet her, you’d never know the years of heartache and abuse that Antoinetta has lived through. Read Antoinetta's story.

From homeless to home owner

From homeless to home owner - Fri Dec 15 2017 - At 19, Willemina was living a very different life to the one she had planned. She was homeless. Three years later she bought her own home, and now helps other people in need get a roof over their head, working out of the Chermside Housing Service Centre.

Home modifications improve tenant's life

Home modifications improve tenant's life - Mon Dec 11 2017 - Until recently, a spinal injury left Wide Bay public housing tenant Steve unable to use his shower. A visit from the department’s local occupational therapist, Michelle, has changed that.

Making the right connections

Making the right connections - Wed Dec 06 2017 - Our RentConnect Officer Tracey recently connected client Ezzat with an appropriate housing solution by collaborating with external services providers and providing seamless service delivery.

Cooking up a storm at New Farm

Cooking up a storm at New Farm - Wed Dec 06 2017 - A Queensland Government Dignity First grant has helped Communify Qld upgrade the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre and expand its ‘Let’s Eat Together’ service.

Our journey – HPW achieves White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation

Our journey – HPW achieves White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation - Fri Nov 24 2017 - We are very proud to announce we have achieved our goal of attaining White Ribbon Accreditation.

New housing legislation

New housing legislation - Tue Nov 21 2017 - The new Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendments Act 2017 will increase transparency and security for many Queenslanders.

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary in Bundaberg

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary in Bundaberg - Thu Nov 16 2017 - The Bundaberg Housing Service Centre marks its 25th anniversary today.

HPW stonemasons follow family tradition

HPW stonemasons follow family tradition - Tue Nov 14 2017 - It has been a long time coming, but the complete restoration of Parliament House has been a labour of love for HPW stonemasons Dave Thurlow and his son Mitchell.

Awards recognise excellence through collaboration

Awards recognise excellence through collaboration - Mon Oct 30 2017 - The 2017 Recognition of Excellence Awards capped an unprecedented year of delivery and achievements for the Department of Housing and Public Works.
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