Queensland Needs 53,000 Social and Affordable Homes Over Ten Years

Queensland must build at least 53,000 new social and affordable homes over the next decade to meet the needs of vulnerable and low-income households, the state’s property developers and social service organisations say.

Launching a joint position paper, the Property Council of Australia together with the Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS) have called upon major parties to commit to delivering 15,000 new social housing dwellings and 38,000 new dwellings which are affordable to those on low incomes over the next ten years.

This equates to roughly ten percent of the total number of dwellings which the Queensland Government’s Housing Strategy estimates will be required to accommodate population growth over the next decade.

According to the paper, eleven strategies are needed across five areas which involve expanding the South-East Queensland Housing Supply Expert Panel, making better use of government resources, reforming regulations, providing incentives for affordable housing provision and increasing choice for renters.

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