Bringing the light of Christ into communities

Community 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 access the Department of Housing and Public Works website by clicking here.

Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027

On 12 June 2017 CofCSH welcomed the release of the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027.

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is a 10-year framework driving key reforms and targeted investment across the housing continuum.

It redefines how the Queensland Government will deliver housing to support urban renewal, generate new jobs, provide affordable housing and drive innovative housing design that responds to contemporary housing needs.

It also ensures those most in need are supported by a safety net of targeted early interventions, flexible packages of support, supportive social housing, and genuine wraparound services.

Read the full Queensland Housing Strategy here.

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Applying for community housing

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 access 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.

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Housing programs

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 access the following the Department of Housing and Public Works webpage.

Types of Community Housing:

  • Long-term community housing and affordable housing
  • Community Rent Scheme
  • Community-managed Housing​ – Studio Units
  • Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP)

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Family and Individual Support Service

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.

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Property portfolio – Community Housing

Churches of Christ Housing Services is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of community housing in Queensland, managing 1,300 tenancies throughout South East Queensland.

Properties ranges from studio apartments to six bedroom houses.

Emergency housing

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.

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