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Housing need hits record high

November 23, 2022

Analysis of national census data commissioned by CHIA National shows 640,000 Australians’ housing needs are not being met. Based on population projections, this is likely to grow to 940,000 people in 2041.

Housing and homelessness experts meet to develop legacy plan

November 15, 2022

State-wide housing and homelessness peak body Q Shelter is gathering a forum of experts on Wednesday to develop a detailed legacy plan for Brisbane 2032.

New trajectory for housing in Queensland and Australia

October 26, 2022

In just one week, the Queensland Housing Summit and the Federal Budget have changed the trajectory for housing in Queensland and Australia.

Queensland rental crisis teetering on the edge of a cliff

October 18, 2022

Over 8,000 renting households in Queensland face rising rents or eviction as the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) ends.

Modular home industry can help address immediate housing need

October 18, 2022

The modular home industry can play an important part in addressing housing needs now and into the future according to a state peak body ahead of this week’s Queensland Housing Summit.

Housing trust solution to help end homelessness

October 18, 2022

Ahead of the Queensland Housing Summit, peak body Q Shelter is proposing the formation of Queensland Housing Trust that would help capture philanthropy aimed at building homes and ending homelessness.

Q Shelter congratulates Premier on enabling secondary dwellings

September 23, 2022

Q Shelter has called for enabling and uniform approaches to secondary dwellings for some time and this represents an immediate idea that will create some housing options.

Q Shelter congratulates Premier on plans for housing summit

September 13, 2022

‘Q Shelter has called for an emergency Summit, and we are excited by plans to bring together all key stakeholders and leaders to accelerate responses so that no Queenslander is without a home’

Housing system solutions urgently required

September 8, 2022

"An immediate Queensland Housing Summit is necessary to engage all key stakeholders, identify actions, allocate responsibilities, and implement solutions."

Go for Gold in legacy for Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

July 25, 2022

"Brisbane 2032 could set a new standard in legacy for social and economic opportunities," according to housing and homelessness peak body Q Shelter.

Commitment to housing supply and affordability commended

June 19, 2022

Q Shelter commends local governments and private sector stakeholders who are stepping up to the challenge of ensuring housing affordability and availability so that every Queenslander has a home.

Queensland Housing Crisis Needs Co-ordination and Leadership

June 14, 2022

Queensland’s housing crisis has drawn unprecedented levels of concern from across the community. The situation is urgent and needs to be treated similarly to a significant natural disaster, with joined up responses involving Government, the not-for-profit sector and private sector.

Queensland housing sector gears up for housing growth opportunities

May 22, 2022

As Federal Election results unfold there are likely and welcome changes to the national approach to housing in Australia.

Sector United to Address Housing Crisis on Sunshine Coast

May 4, 2022

Members of the Sunshine Coast Housing and Homelessness Network (SCHHN) met in Nambour yesterday to form an action plan to address the emergent housing crisis and continuing homelessness in the region.

Housing Crisis Deepens, But Hills Optimistic About the Future

May 3, 2022

Former government and sports administrator, Jackson Hills has joined Q Shelter to help address the housing and homelessness crisis in Queensland.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Q Shelter, under the leadership of executive director, Fiona Caniglia,” said Hills.

Progress towards a national approach to housing affordability and supply

May 1, 2022

The ALP Federal Campaign Launch details important measures to achieve greater leadership on housing solutions for all Australians.

Federal Leaders’ Debate Falls Short on Nationally Co-ordinated Approach to Housing Solutions

April 21, 2022

Housing and Homelessness peak body, Q Shelter was heartened to hear housing affordability mentioned at the outset of last night’s Federal Leaders’ Debate. However, is calling for both leaders to go further and commit to a Housing Summit and a National Housing Strategy.

More needed from Federal Government to solve housing crisis

March 31, 2022

“The Federal Budget stops short of a nationally coordinated approach to housing supply and affordability to the detriment of a growing number of Australians,” says Q Shelter Executive Director Fiona Caniglia.

Housing affordability takes a hit – regionally and globally

March 22, 2022

A new report from the ACOSS/UNSW Sydney Poverty and Inequality Partnership shows that regional rents are now 18% higher than 2 years ago, at the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. Given that wages have only risen by 6%, the report concludes that regional rental housing affordability has significantly worsened during the public health crisis.

Not for profit real estate agencies ready to step up in response to flood crisis

March 9, 2022

As the Queensland rental market tightens and homelessness soars, Queensland’s emerging not-for-profit real estate sector is ready to help.

Andrew Elvin from Coast2Bay Housing Group says, ‘We know more properties are needed in the rental market to meet community needs. We operate Purpose Real Estate from Caboolture to Gympie offering full property and tenancy management services. The key difference is that all our profit goes to building more housing for people doing it tough’.

State’s peak body welcomes investment to provide housing and support for older women

February 17, 2022

Q Shelter, Queensland’s peak representative for the homelessness and housing sector, has welcomed new initiatives announced today that respond to the growing demand for specialist housing and homelessness responses for older women.

Low-income households priced out of the rental market as rent prices in Queensland continue to soar to new heights

November 24, 2021

The cost of renting in many parts of Queensland continues to rise according to the Rental Affordability Index (RAI).

The report reveals Brisbane has seen a massive decline in affordability, with one year’s decline in rental affordability wiping out four years of improvement in Brisbane.

A Housing Budget for Queensland

June 15, 2021

Q Shelter, Queensland’s peak representative for the homelessness and housing sector, has welcomed new investment in the supply of social and affordable housing. ‘This is a housing budget that will ensure more Queenslanders have a place to call home’ said Q Shelter Executive Director Fiona Caniglia.

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