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On a mission for his community

On a mission for his community - Mon Oct 22 2018 - Benton encourages people in his Mount Isa neighbourhood to do the right thing. He is a valued tenant with the Mount Isa Housing Service Centre, which celebrates its 25th anniversary on 23 October 2018.

RentConnect celebrates 10-year anniversary

RentConnect celebrates 10-year anniversary - Mon Sep 17 2018 - Ten years ago this month, RentConnect kicked off as a small two-person trial in Rockhampton and Caboolture.

Friendships are blooming in Aspley

Friendships are blooming in Aspley - Mon Jul 09 2018 - Over a cup of tea and some biccies, a small group of public housing residents planted the seed of an idea of a new garden in their backyard.

Lives changed through social procurement

Lives changed through social procurement - Fri Jun 22 2018 - A partnership between the Department of Housing and Public Works and yourtown Social Enterprises is providing life-changing employment and training opportunities for young people.

Jody finds new direction through Dignity First Fund

Jody finds new direction through Dignity First Fund - Thu Jun 21 2018 - With the third round of Dignity First funding now open, read how, mum of two, Jody, has had her life transformed by Dignity First supported project 2nd Shot.

Building a life around Housing

Building a life around Housing - Mon May 28 2018 - For 32 years, Joanne has built a life around her job as a Toowoomba Housing Officer.

Human-centred approach wins global design award

Human-centred approach wins global design award - Tue May 22 2018 - The Queensland Government with Meld Studios has won three prestigious Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, in recognition of its human-centred approach to design.

Avoiding bill shock

Avoiding bill shock - Wed May 16 2018 - Keeping a lid on the cost of living while raising four children is no easy task.

Breathing life into power savings

Breathing life into power savings - Wed May 16 2018 - Rockhampton mother-of-five Jacky hopes she will be saving money on her next electricity bill.

Not easy being green? Tenant in solar panel program begs to differ

Not easy being green? Tenant in solar panel program begs to differ - Wed May 16 2018 - Cairns resident Dallas has been keen to “go green” for years, but he’s had to wait for a new solar panel on public housing trial to really get involved.

Building engines in the backyard

Building engines in the backyard - Wed May 16 2018 - Bruce is one of 800 people living in public housing in Cairns and Rockhampton who are expected to have solar installations completed by 30 June 2018.

Judith Phillips can’t help but share the joy her garden brings

Judith Phillips can’t help but share the joy her garden brings - Fri May 11 2018 - Judith Phillips’ garden has brought so much peace and joy into her life she can’t help spreading the love.

Meet Sara Tait, our Housing and Homelessness Ambassador

Meet Sara Tait, our Housing and Homelessness Ambassador - Tue Apr 10 2018 - We are lucky to have Sara as our roving reporter, giving us an insight into the work of our local housing and homelessness service partners on the coast.

Meet Dan Smith, our Housing and Homelessness Ambassador

Meet Dan Smith, our Housing and Homelessness Ambassador - Tue Apr 10 2018 - Dan is a swimming champion, who has competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, 2015 World Championships and recently competed for selection for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

50 years of service… almost

50 years of service… almost - Wed Mar 28 2018 - Housing officer Paul began working with the Department in 1971, now almost 50 years later he is set to hang up the clipboard. Paul will celebrate with his fellow staff at the Cairns Housing Service Centre which celebrates its 25th birthday on 29 March.


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