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.
The new housing will improve and increase the accommodation available to families, seniors and single persons along with reducing overcrowding in homes.
The Department of Housing's $50 million investment will build on the solid results already achieved through its housing improvement program for Indigenous communities.
Since this program started in 2006, more than 31,000 repairs and maintenance tasks have been completed across 34 Indigenous communities.
Rugby league players Matt Bowen and Sam Thaiday, as well as basketballer Rohanee Cox, have joined the department to encourage tenants in remote Indigenous communities to report repairs to their rental homes.
Matt, Sam and Rohanee will appear on a range of posters and information materials promoting the maintenance call centre number and tips on how to keep homes in shape.