Gympie’s housing crisis has reached an unprecedented and heartbreaking level, with about 70 residents per month seeking help for homelessness at just one service, and domestic violence victims trapped with nowhere to go.
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Queenslanders need social housing to be built, not just “commenced” by the Queensland Government. They also need a comprehensive plan for the more than 50,000 Queenslanders waiting for a home.
Tents have been sent to house families on the Atherton Tablelands, while almost 4,000 people faced homelessness in Cairns last year. Today, QCOSS will meet with community services across Cairns and Far North Queensland to discuss the social issues most affecting residents, including the housing crisis.
Governments are failing to address Central Queensland’s housing crisis, despite more than 1,000 Rockhampton residents seeking support for homelessness in a year. Today, QCOSS will be in Rockhampton to meet with community services from across the Central Queensland region to discuss the social issues most affecting residents.
Toowoomba is experiencing “a significant spike” in people seeking help for housing, food, and domestic violence, as wait times for social housing more than doubles in the region. Today, community organisations from across the Darling Downs are meeting at a QCOSS Town Hall event, to discuss the growing and distressing social issues residents are facing.
QCOSS welcomes important social reforms and investment announced in today’s state budget, but says it is extremely disappointed there was no additional funding for one of the state’s biggest issues.
Jailing young children does not keep communities safe, with more support for community services and communities needed, the state’s peak social services body says.
Crucial community services that have helped Queenslanders through floods, COVID-19 and soaring costs of living will be forced to cut programs if funding is [...]
With more than $2.9 billion committed towards social housing in today’s state budget, QCOSS welcomes the government’s commitment to addressing Queensland’s housing crisis.