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Housing

Support where you need it

What is Community Housing

Community Housing is social housing delivered by registered providers and is funded by the Queensland Government. It provides secure and affordable housing to individuals and families that have been approved by the Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning & Public Works.

Tableland Community Housing is a not-for-profit organisation that has managed social housing on the Atherton Tablelands since 1989. We provide housing to eligible households through the Long-Term Community Housing program and the Community Rent Scheme program.

What is the Housing Register?

Guide to applying for housing assistance

What is the housing Register?

We assess applications for housing against the eligibility criteria for public housing and community housing. This helps us provide housing to people with the highest needs who can’t access safe and stable housing...

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Types of Community Housing?

Read about current Queensland Government funded programs

Types of Community Housing?

Community housing providers are community organisations or local governments that deliver various types of housing programs, including those funded by the Queensland Government under the Housing Act 2003...

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Applying for Housing

All housing applications must be submitted through the Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning & Public Works.

Application forms are available online and can be submitted at the Atherton Courthouse (81 Main Street, Atherton). Along with your application, you will need to provide two (2) forms of identification, your household income details & any relevant medical information.

Once the assessment of your eligibility and housing need is completed, your application will be placed on the housing register according to your level of need.
Applicants need to be sure to update any changes in circumstances or contact details as soon as they occur to avoid missing out on an offer.

TCHA provides housing for people who already have an approved application for housing assistance with the Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning & Public Works.

We offer housing under the Long-Term Community Housing Program and the Community Rent Scheme, both funded by the Department of Housing.

Long Term Community Housing

Longer term housing is available to families and individuals who meet the eligibility criteria for public or community housing set by the department and have an approved application on the register of need.

Offers of long-term community housing will be made to people with the highest needs. For more information on housing offers click here

Rent is paid to TCHA and is calculated at 25% of assessable household income plus any Rent Assistance a tenant is entitled to receive from Centrelink.
Community Rent Scheme (CRS)
Housing for families and individuals who meet the eligibility criteria for public or community housing set by the Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning & Public Works and have an approved application on the register of need.
TCHA leases CRS properties from private owners or agents and then rents these properties to our tenants.
CRS tenants pay rent to TCHA. Rent is calculated at 25% of assessable household income plus any Rent Assistance a tenant is entitled to receive from Centrelink.