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Government commits to purchasing homes from the private market for more social housing for people

On 19 April 2023, the Queensland Government announced that it is in the process of buying 64 houses and units with funds previously earmarked to repurpose student accommodation for emergency accommodation to see vulnerable people into housing quicker.

$25 million will be invested to purchase existing dwellings, including houses and units, across the state.

The Queensland Government consulted QShelter who agreed greater value for money could be achieved and housing could be provided faster for people.

The Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy is actively progressing property purchases to add to Queensland’s stock of social homes.

Contracts have already been entered into in the following suburbs: Acacia Ridge, Annerley, Atherton, Bucasia, Cloncurry, Cooran, Eagleby, Emerald, Gladstone Central, Gleneagle, Gordonvale, Griffin, Kawungan, Mount Low, Ormeau, Pimpama, Rural View, Smithfield, Tully, Urangan.

Last updated: 19 Apr 2023