Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

$2 billion to support affordable housing

Queensland Government - Partnering for Growth

30 November, 2018 –

The Palaszczuk Government recently launched Partnering for Growth, which builds on the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017–2027 commitment to increasing the supply of housing in Queensland.

Partnering for Growth focuses on delivering individualised housing options, increasing the supply of social and affordable housing, and providing the sector with a streamlined operating framework geared towards growth.

This initiative will enable new collaborations to reduce homelessness and create pathways to housing independence.

Community housing providers have an important role to play in delivering social and affordable homes at subsidised rates for low to moderate income earners. Partnering for Growth will reduce red tape and duplication, while maintaining appropriate levels of accountability and transparency.

We want the sector to leverage some of the significant investment made by the government and community housing organisations over the past decade.

Until now we’ve placed too much emphasis on reporting of program funds rather than exploring how these funds can be better used to provide more housing and assistance for people in need.

If we do this, we will be able to meet future demand and provide a broad range of accommodation options.

Partnering for Growth is already being welcomed by some of the state’s larger scale community housing providers.

The Palaszczuk Government’s community housing vehicle, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC) is embarking on a reinvigorated $222 million, four-year strategy to deliver 682 new affordable homes for Queenslanders in need, including:

  • 172 affordable rental homes
  • 90 new affordable homes for purchase
  • 70 homes purchased via shared equity
  • 200 build to rent homes
  • 120 affordable retirement living units
  • 30 new specialist disability accommodation homes

To find out more:
Download the Partnering for Growth FAQs document (PDF)
Download the Partnering for Growth brochure (PDF)
Visit
www.hpw.qld.gov.au/housingstrategy