Landlords who own property in Queensland are being urged to
apply for a new initiative aimed at boosting the supply of social housing in the
Help to Home is a scheme from the Queensland state
government, which is being touted as "a great opportunity for Queensland
property owners to help provide a home for Queenslanders in need”.
First announced in late July, the program is aimed at
increasing social housing supply; a $40 million allocation hopes to head lease up to 1,000 private market properties over the next two years.
According to the state’s minister for Communities and Housing,
the Honourable Leeanne Enoch, "there are immense housing pressures right across
the country and strong interstate migration has added extra pressure in
She explained: "The two-year head leasing arrangement
provides certainty for property owners, with a guaranteed income for two years,
paid three months in advance, and then every quarter subject to the terms of
So far, 31 expressions of interest have been received for the
program, with 19 properties already allocated to households. A total of
$126,000 has been invested into the head leases so far, with those properties
located in Keperra and Beenleigh.
Revealing that the department is fast-tracking approvals for
the initiative, Ms. Enoch said she is pleased with the progress already made
through Help to Home "to get people into safe and secure accommodation”.
The latest insight on the Help to Home initiative follows the
Queensland roundtable on housing, which was held last Friday, 16 September,
with a summit to be held later in the year "to see what all levels of
government alongside industry and sector can do to better address this issue
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Tuesday, 4 October 2022