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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. 

Logan tenant survey

The Building housing options—Understanding the housing aspirations of public housing tenants aged over 55 years in Logan report (PDF, 10 MB) has now been released.

The department partnered with Brisbane Housing Company and Churches of Christ in Queensland to survey 151 senior tenants on their housing views.

The survey results provided valuable insights into what seniors want from their housing, what their future needs will be and how we can better meet those needs.

The researchers spent time  to understand the needs and challenges of older residents  and their feedback will inform future work for Better Neighbourhoods.

Housing and Homelessness 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:

Ministerial Housing Council

The Ministerial Housing Council advises on the unique challenges faced in developing and delivering quality housing outcomes for the people and communities of Queensland. Council membership includes representation from housing industry bodies, community sector and consumer peak organisations, academia, social service providers and the Queensland Indigenous community housing sector.

Meeting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mayors and Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works

Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni met with Mayors and other leaders from Queensland’s sixteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Local Governments and Torres Shire Council in Cairns on 20 April 2017. Participants called on the Australian Government to provide funding certainty beyond the expiry of the current National Partnership on Remote Housing in June 2018, and to include Cherbourg, Yarrabah and Torres Shire Council as part of a new agreement.

More information

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

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



Last updated 22 August 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
 

 Commonwealth Games Action Plan

 

 

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Find out about our plans to deliver an effective housing and homelessness response during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games Action Plan (PDF, 313 KB) (RTF, 128KB)

Contact web@hpw.qld.gov.au for a text version of this information.

 

 Dignity First Fund

 

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Applications are now closed for the Dignity First Fund 2017.

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 Housing strategy

 

 

Our new Housing Strategy 2017-2027 was released on 12 June 2017. We are aiming to ensure all Queenslanders have a pathway to a safe, secure and affordable place to call home.

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