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Building a better housing future for all Queenslanders

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​​​​The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is a 10-year framework to deliver better housing pathways, drive key reforms, and targeted investment to provide every Queenslander with the opportunity to access a safe, secure and affordable home that meets their needs and enables participation in social and economic activity.

The Strategy was released by the Queensland Premier on 12 June 2017, and is backed by a $1.8 billion investment to deliver more social and affordable housing, and transform the way housing and homelessness services are delivered to better support people in need.

The Housing Construction Jobs Program is a core initiative of the Strategy, redefining how the Queensland Government will deliver housing to support urban renewal, generate new jobs, provide affordable housing, and drive innovative housing design that responds to contemporary needs.

The Strategy also ensures those most in need are supported by a safety net of targeted early interventions, flexible packages of support, supportive social housing and genuine wraparound services. Young people, women and children escaping domestic and family violence, and people at risk of homelessness, in particular, will be able to access more early intervention and prevention services before they reach crisis point.

The housing and homelessness services reforms outlined in the Strategy will be driven by a more person-centred approach to service delivery. This will involve collaborating with people to identify what they need and want, the resources and skills they already possess, and the additional services they need to achieve their housing aspirations.

The modernisation and better integration of homelessness, housing and human services will deliver coordinated support that enables people to meet their needs, and progress through the housing continuum, from homelessness through to home ownership.

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2020 Action Plan documents the specific steps the department will take toward achieving the 10-year vision and sets out clear priorities for implementation. These actions set the foundations for longer term reform, and will guide and inform the development of subsequent action plans.

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