Help to Home

Help to Home seeks to deliver additional housing outcomes for people eligible for social housing. Through Help to Home, properties will be sourced from the private market and sub-leased to registered community housing providers who will deliver specialist tenancy and property management services to our customers. In limited circumstances we will manage the property ourselves.

This arrangement provides certainty for property owners and landlords through a guaranteed income stream for the term of the headlease. It also allows tenants to access safe, stable accommodation while a longer-term housing solution is established. Help to Home provides an opportunity for registered community housing providers to deliver more housing outcomes in their local communities.

Application and evaluation process

Registered community housing providers are invited to apply to deliver social housing services from approved properties from 28 October 2021 to 3 December 2021.

Property owners and landlords can progressively apply from January 2021, once the community housing provider process has been finalised. This will be a staged process, with locations open in multiple regions at the same time. We will consider applications on merit and evaluate them in the order we receive them. We may decline further assessment of the property offer at any point in these phases.

Register for updates to be notified when properties sourcing is open or ask the team if you would like to discuss a property that is currently available.

The application process for Help to Home funding will include 2 phases:

  1. Expression of Interest (EOI).
  2. Agreement phase.

The timeframes for this process may depend on a range of factors.

Property types

Ideally, properties will not have been consistently available for lease on the private rental market. This may include properties that were previously used for commercial use, short-term, holiday or student accommodation or for a similar purpose. We are also looking for properties that may be rented for the first time. The type of dwelling (units, townhouses, stand-alone homes, etc) will depend on the area of offer.

Target cohorts and locations

Help to Home will respond to the housing need of customers eligible for social housing. This may include singles and couples, through to larger family or multi-generational households.

Housing need is identified across all of Queensland and properties will be considered across all locations.

Help to Home seeks to deliver additional housing outcomes for people eligible for social housing. Through Help to Home, properties will be sourced from the private market and sub-leased to registered community housing providers who will deliver specialist tenancy and property management services to our customers. In limited circumstances we will manage the property ourselves.

This arrangement provides certainty for property owners and landlords through a guaranteed income stream for the term of the headlease. It also allows tenants to access safe, stable accommodation while a longer-term housing solution is established. Help to Home provides an opportunity for registered community housing providers to deliver more housing outcomes in their local communities.

Application and evaluation process

Registered community housing providers are invited to apply to deliver social housing services from approved properties from 28 October 2021 to 3 December 2021.

Property owners and landlords can progressively apply from January 2021, once the community housing provider process has been finalised. This will be a staged process, with locations open in multiple regions at the same time. We will consider applications on merit and evaluate them in the order we receive them. We may decline further assessment of the property offer at any point in these phases.

Register for updates to be notified when properties sourcing is open or ask the team if you would like to discuss a property that is currently available.

The application process for Help to Home funding will include 2 phases:

  1. Expression of Interest (EOI).
  2. Agreement phase.

The timeframes for this process may depend on a range of factors.

Property types

Ideally, properties will not have been consistently available for lease on the private rental market. This may include properties that were previously used for commercial use, short-term, holiday or student accommodation or for a similar purpose. We are also looking for properties that may be rented for the first time. The type of dwelling (units, townhouses, stand-alone homes, etc) will depend on the area of offer.

Target cohorts and locations

Help to Home will respond to the housing need of customers eligible for social housing. This may include singles and couples, through to larger family or multi-generational households.

Housing need is identified across all of Queensland and properties will be considered across all locations.