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 Housing and Homelessness Services

Housing and Homelessness Services delivers a range of housing assistance to Queenslanders.

Improving housing affordability, reducing homelessness and assisting Queenslanders to access the private housing market are key priorities.

The social housing system is designed to ensure people in need receive appropriate, affordable and safe housing, supported by pathways that build and sustain independence. Initiatives like bond loans, rental grants, RentConnectHome Assist Secure and the National Rental Affordability Scheme are designed to help thousands of low income earners to access and sustain housing in the private rental market.

Social and community housing are other forms of social housing assistance available to eligible families and individuals in need.

Social housing is the delivery and management of government-owned housing, and community housing is a form of social housing assistance delivered by community organisations and local governments. Community housing is funded by the Queensland Government under the Housing Act 2003.

Implementation of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing is a significant first step in the introduction of the housing assistance reforms, and came into effect in Queensland on 1 January 2014.  

The tenant advice service allows tenants and residents to access free tenancy information, advice and assistance. Information is available for tenants and for service providers.

View our menu on the left for more information about our services. 

Housing and Homelessness Services Ministers' meetings

Housing and Homelessness Ministers meet to consider key housing and homelessness issues, including future homelessness funding, veterans’ homelessness, a rent deduction scheme and responding to the anticipated increased demand for accessible, affordable and social housing arising from implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  Read the communique's from the meetings:

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Our fact sheets and forms provide more information about our services.

To contact us, visit our Housing and Homelessness Services page.

Last updated 20 December 2016    

 Dignity First Fund



New funding opportunities are available for homelessness providers and social entrepreneurs.

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 Housing strategy



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