Queensland social housing commitment should be matched with federal support

Everybody's Home

Everybody’s Home – the national campaign to end homelessness – has applauded the Queensland Government’s four year, $1.9 billion commitment to build 6000 additional social housing units over the next four years.

“Housing affordability is in crisis and is putting tens of thousands of families at risk of homelessness,” said national campaign spokesperson Kate Colvin. “This commitment provides important choice for people on low and and modest incomes.

“For some families it will make the difference between stability and homelessness.

“The pandemic has had the twin effect of smashing the employment and income security of many Australians while also unleashing a new housing boom. This has injected untold stress into the lives of many Queenslanders, especially those in regional communities who are watching rents rise as people on city incomes take up the option of living remotely and working from home.

“The Queensland Government’s commitment is powerful and deserves recognition. This commitment would go even further if it was backed by a similar contribution from the federal Government.”

Kate Colvin 0418 103 292

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