Good news for renters across Queensland, with the state government providing emergency rental assistance to those struggling due to the virus.
It’s set to be a temporary relief until Centrelink assistance start flowing next month.
State Treasurer Jackie Trad did a live Q&A on Facebook last night, saying they will help those who are waiting for federal help, particularly to cover their rent.
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It’s understood the emergency rental assistance could be as much as $500 per week, for a period of four weeks.
Ms Trad says the state government can help.
“Where you’ve lost your job, you’re not going to get any income support from Centrelink until at least the 27th of April, so that’s still four weeks away, you can’t make rent.
“The Queensland government has an assistance program where we will provide you with $500 a week to help you with your rent payment,” Ms Trad said on the Facebook video.
Those hoping to get the help are being urged to contact the Residential Tenancies Authority.