Community housing

Providing you with a safe and secure place to call home

If you've successfully applied for community housing (also known as public housing) through the Queensland Government and have reached the top of the waitlist, you may get an offer for one of our homes.

With more than 1100 properties across 10 local government areas in Queensland, we provide safe and secure homes to more than 2000 people each year.

From six-bedroom family houses to studio apartments, our community housing properties become homes for Queenslanders at risk of homelessness.

You'll be contacted by government if we have a home that suits your needs, you won't apply directly to us. All applications and property offers are handled through the Queensland Government.

Are you eligible for community housing?

Find out more about the Queensland Government's community housing program. 

Who's eligible for community housing

Types of community housing

Long-term housing

For low-income Queenslanders who need stable, secure and low-rent housing and are unable to access a home in the private rental market, where prices continually rise out of reach for many.

Short-term housing

For people who need accommodation urgently. Otherwise known as transitional housing, this includes properties we own or manage under different government programs - the Community Rent Scheme, Community Managed Studio Units, Same House Different Landlord.

Disability housing

We have purpose-built apartments for community housing residents who need specialist accessibility accommodation and support. Applications are still through government.
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Seniors housing

We have specialist community housing apartments for over 55s - often located near our retirement villages and aged care homes, so you can join in with your local seniors community. Applications are still through government.
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Where our community homes are

We have safe, secure and affordable houses, apartments, units and low income townhouses across 10 local government areas in Queensland:

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Ipswich

Lockyer Valley

Logan 

Moreton Bay

Redlands

Sunshine Coast

Toowoomba

Townsville

Paying rent

You'll need to pay a small amount of rent, based on 25% of your household income, including Centrelink. You'll be eligible for Commonwealth Rent Assistance, and the amount you receive is calculated by Centrelink based on the amount of rent you pay.
Resident information

Do you have a pet?

Many of our community homes are pet-friendly. When you're offered one of our homes, you'll need to fill out a Pet Application Form.
Pet Application Form

Affordable housing

If you're not eligible for community housing, we have discounted rental properties for those on low to moderate incomes, who've struggled to secure stable leases.
Affordable housing

Is there a waiting list for community housing?

Yes, and this is managed through the Queensland Government's Housing Register.

Waiting times differ depending on your individual circumstances, the type of property you need, for how many people, and where you need to live.

Speak with your local Housing Service Centre to find out more.

Would you like more information or have a question?

Send us a message and we will be in touch.

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