Chris Whiting MP has reported that the Queensland Government has made improvements to Queensland’s social housing register.
Queensland’s social housing register will contain more accurate and up-to-date information so the Queensland Government can make social housing offers for Queenslanders who need it most.
“These changes for the social register will means we will prioritise social housing for Queenslanders who need it most,” said Chris Whiting MP.
“Department of Housing should now regularly contact all applicants on the social housing register to make sure we have the information we need and we can offer the support they need.
“Queenslanders who are ready to accept an offer of social housing will find these changes really benefit them.
“Queensland’s housing department will establish an active and inactive application status for people on the register.
“Both active and inactive applications are defined as still being on the register.
“An eligible applicant who is not ready to consider an offer of social housing will have an inactive application status.
“Queenslanders on the register will have the right to decline up to two reasonable and appropriate property offers.
“After that, an application may be removed for a 12-month period.
“No changes have been made to eligibility.
"The Queensland Government will also report every quarter on active and inactive social housing applications,” said Chris Whiting MP.
In 2022-23, the Palaszczuk Government provided more than 200,000 forms of housing assistance to Queensland households, including emergency housing, social housing, and private market assistance and homelessness services.