Updates

Property owners helping Queenslanders in need through Help to Home

Queensland Government media release

The Queensland Government’s Help to Home initiative is delivering for Queenslanders, providing homes for up to 116 people through the initiative in the first four months.

Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch encouraged more Queensland homeowners to submit an expression of interest to be a part of Help to Home.

“I am pleased that so many vulnerable Queenslanders have received housing through Help to Home since it was launched, Ms Enoch said.

“This is an encouraging sign and sets us up well to deliver more homes for Queenslanders through this initiative.

“We’re calling on homeowners across the state to help Queenslanders in need by putting forward an expression of interest to lease their property as part of Help to Home.

“Expressions of interest are still open for vacant, stand-alone houses, single or multi-unit properties that may be new to the market or not previously available for rent, including short-term or holiday accommodation or a property that has previously been used for commercial purposes.”

Tenants in Help to Home properties are managed by community housing providers such as Mangrove Housing.

“As one of the first Community Housing Providers to be allocated a property, we are pleased to back the Help to Home initiative and its ability to generate supply in a very tight housing market,” Mangrove Housing CEO Teresa Reed said.

“Help to Home will improve the lives of some of the most marginalised members of our community.”

Minister Enoch said being part of Help to Home would allow homeowners to be part of the solution to the housing challenges facing our state.

“Help to Home is a great way for eligible Queensland homeowners to lend a home and help out people in their community who need housing,” she said.

Expressions of Interest can be submitted by visiting www.qld.gov.au/housinginvestment or emailing: [email protected].