STATE BUDGET: Public Housing sector

THE 2014-15 State Budget has allocated almost $250 million to provide better and more accessible public housing.

Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the Government was partnering with the non-government sector to deliver an additional 1800 new homes across Queensland.

“The Government has a strong plan for a brighter future which is why, as well as investing in bricks and mortar solutions, we expect to be able to help 38,000 low-income households to either find or retain a place in the private rental market through housing products like RentConnect and Bond Loans,” Mr Mander said.


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Accomodation options for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness will be increased by expanding the Street to Home program and by establishing a Housing Assistance Triage System to rapidly provide people with support.

The Budget also delivers 70 new homes for completion in remote indigenous communities.

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