Remote Home Ownership Program

The Queensland Government committed $75 million in 2017 to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living on Indigenous land with pathways to private home ownership.

Home ownership is a more secure form of housing than renting. Increased home ownership can help break intergenerational reliance on social housing, promote wealth creation and economic prosperity, and support self-determination.

Pathways to home ownership

Our Remote Home Ownership team can help you with Pathways to Home Ownership.

You may be able to own a home in your community by either:

Read more about pathways to owning your home in your community‚Äč.

Home ownership initiatives under action plan

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan outlines the commitment of the Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works and broader Queensland Government to helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders become home owners in remote, regional and urban areas.

This builds on the government’s commitment of $75 million over 5 years to help residents of discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve home ownership as part of the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017–2027.

The action plan contains several initiatives to support home ownership, including:

  • the affordable sale of social housing properties in the Torres Shire
  • home ownership roadshows
  • Good Renter’s Discount: for the sale of social housing across Queensland
  • community toolboxes: to help home owners and tenants to do their own repairs and maintenance
  • other partnerships and mechanisms: to improve access to home ownership pathways.