Refurbished heritage-listed Clayfield property to house older Queenslanders

A property in Clayfield will be used to house around 30 Queenslanders in housing need.

The accommodation which used to house aged residents will undergo maintenance before becoming home to older Queenslanders including those who have downsized from larger homes.

The property – which includes a heritage-listed building - was constructed around 1897 and was originally called Kilcreggan, after the town in Scotland.

The property is close to public transport and shops and has communal space, outdoor BBQ area and onsite parking.

The property had been vacant and was offered for sale on the open market.

The Fortitude Valley Housing Service Centre will identify and work with potential residents to refer them to the property.

The project is the first aged care residence purchased by the State Government to use as social housing and is an example of a new approach to increasing housing supply and securing housing for Queenslanders.

If you need housing support, you can contact your local Housing Service Centre or call the 24/7 Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.

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