Queensland is in a housing crisis.
50,301 people are on Queensland’s social housing register, vacancy rates across the state are at historic lows and low-income households are spending more than 50% of their income on housing costs.
Everyone should have a safe place to call home, but our current reality means entire families are living out of tents, in their cars, couch surfing, or sleeping rough.
The Town of Nowhere campaign brings together a coalition of community organisations and everyday Queenslanders dedicated to ending our state’s housing crisis.
We’re calling on the government to take action by making a substantial investment in building social homes. The campaign also asks the Federal Government to match the state government’s $2.9 billion investment (announced October 2021) and to continue a rental investment incentive scheme in response to their phasing out of the National Affordability Scheme.
QCOSS and our campaign partners are asking State Government to step up and create actual change – change that can turn struggle into stability, tents into tenancies, and hopes into home. Everyone should have access to the most basic right: a safe and secure place to live.