- Applying for community housing
- Housing programs
- Family and Individual Support Service
- Property portfolio
- Emergency housing
Community housing is a form of social housing assistance delivered by community organisations and local governments to individuals and families in need.
Community housing providers deliver secure and affordable rental housing to eligible applicants. This is of particular importance to those who have difficulties accessing accommodation in the private market.
The Queensland Government funds community housing providers under the Housing Act 2003.
Churches of Christ Housing Services is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of community housing in Queensland.
With over 30 years experience in property and tenancy management we manage approximately 1,200 tenancies throughout South East Queensland working with the Queensland Government to ensure housing assistance is provided to households in greatest need.
For further information about community housing, please download the Department of Housing and Public Works information sheet by clicking here.
Housing 2020 Strategy
Launched by the Department of Housing and Public Works in July 2013, the Housing 2020 Strategy, aims to establish a flexible, efficient and responsive housing assistance system for the most vulnerable Queenslanders by 2020.
The strategy seeks to provide a stronger service delivery role for community housing providers and expand the range of housing services available to low-income households, including opportunities to secure appropriate and affordable housing in the private rental market.
This strategy includes targeted actions that will reshape housing assistance in Queensland.
For further information, please download the Department of Housing and Public Works’ Housing 2020 Strategy by clicking here.
Homelessness-to-Housing Strategy 2020
Launched in April 2013, by the Department of Housing and Public Works, the Homelessness-to-Housing Strategy 2020 aims to reduce homelessness in Queensland through not only a bricks and mortar program but is also connecting vulnerable people with the support they need to put their lives back on track.
This strategy includes a two-pronged action plan towards reducing homelessness and repeat homelessness.
For further information, please download the Department of Housing and Public Works’ Homelessness-to-Housing Strategy 2020 by clicking here.
Under the One Social Housing System there is a common application system for all forms of social housing, including public housing and community-managed transitional and longer-term housing.
All eligible applicants are placed on a housing register, which is managed by the Department of Housing and Public Works.
For further information about the One Social Housing System, please download the Department of Housing and Public Works’ information sheet by clicking here.
To apply for community housing, please contact your local Department of Housing and Public Works’ Housing Service Centre to have your eligibility and housing needs assessed.
Alternatively, download an Application for Housing Assistance by clicking here and send the completed form to your local Department of Housing and Public Works’ Housing Service Centre.
For further information about applying for housing assistance, please download the Department of Housing and Public Works information sheet by clicking here.
Churches of Christ Housing Services can also provide you with an Application for Housing Assistance and help you to complete the form at any of our offices.
Churches of Christ Housing Services provides a number of housing solutions for individuals and families who are earning low incomes, discriminated against in the private housing market or are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, including:
- Long-term Community Housing
- Affordable Housing
- Transitional Housing through the Community Rent Scheme
- Community-Managed Studio Units
- Crisis Accommodation Program
For further information about our housing programs, please download the Churches of Christ Housing Services brochure, by clicking here.
For further information about the government’s classification of housing programs, please download the following Department of Housing and Public Works information sheets by clicking in the links:
Churches of Christ Care’s Family and Individual Support Service provides short-term supported accommodation to families throughout the Brisbane, Logan, Pine Rivers and Ipswich areas.
The service caters for families who are unable to access private or public housing and who require a level of individualised support to redevelop self-reliance and independence.
Our clients come from various backgrounds and include families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, women and children escaping domestic violence, and families of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Case management support is provided for families in a range of property types and locations, managed by Churches of Christ Housing Services. The majority of the properties are three or four-bedroom family houses, but there is some limited flexibility to provide properties that may better suit the housing needs of smaller households.
The accommodation is unfurnished. However, where possible, our support staff will endeavour to assist families to secure basic household items through a variety of means.
Churches of Christ Housing Services is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of community housing in Queensland, managing approximately 1,200 tenancies throughout South East Queensland.
Properties ranges from studio apartments to six bedroom houses. The below table provides the types and locations of properties in our portfolio:
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Churches of Christ Housing Services does not provide emergency housing or homelessness services, but we are able to provide information and advice on services available and to assist you to register with the Department of Housing and Public Works.
For further information about emergency housing and homelessness services available to you, please visit the Department of Housing and Public Works website by clicking here.