An average of 70 new people put their names on the waiting list for government-subsidised housing every day.
With the establishment of one social housing system in Queensland, many changes have been and continue to be made to the way housing assistance is provided. These changes are made to ensure our limited stock of social housing properties are rented by the people who need them the most.
Queensland's Indigenous people will benefit from new housing to be built in six Indigenous communities and the Northern Peninsula and Torres Strait regions over the next two years.
As well as providing social housing assistance, the Department of Housing also coordinates the Community Renewal program.
By now, you may have heard about the Department of Housing's new client intake and assessment process which will come into effect later this year.
A number of our tenants in Queensland, along with many other neighbours in cities and towns around the world, celebrated Neighbour Day on Sunday 30 March.
Here are some things you can do to be a good neighbour and promote harmony in your community.
Changes have been made to the way social housing households have their annual rent reviewed.
After Mackay homes were damaged by the devastating floods in February, the Department of Housing leapt into action to help the affected residents.
A new housing complex is providing much needed accommodation in Upper Mount Gravatt.
The efforts of water-wise tenants, along with the Department of Housing installing water efficient devices, has seen the amount of water being used in departmental properties decrease.
The environment is everything that surrounds people — both the natural and built environment.
Social housing tenants are represented by the Tenants' Union of Queensland, an independent community organisation that provides services for all tenants.
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