Choosing a place to live
Finding a place to live is
a big deal, whether you’re just about
to move out of home for the first time, or if you’ve been
moving around for years.
The most important this is to choose
a place that’s good for you – a
place that you can afford, that’s safe, that’s close
to the things you need. A place where you could really live.
section covers private rental options (including boarding and guest houses), the one social housing system (which covers public and community housing) and the new National Rental Affordability Scheme.
One Social Housing System
» Click here to find your Queensland Government Housing Service Centre
Residential Tenancies Authority
» Click here
Tenants Union of Queensland: 1300 744 263
» Click here for more information
Other important matters to consider are issues such as:
- water charging; and/or
Are you homeless in Queensland?
Homeless Persons Information Queensland is a Queensland Government service that can help you by providing information about:
* Advice and Support
* where to get meal, showers and clothing
» Download a list of Specialist Youth Homelessness Services contacts in Queensland (PDF)
YHARS helps young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing support and access to a range of housing options- this service is only available in select locations around the state.
YHARS assists young people aged 12 to 20 years who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness and who:
- have exited from care after being subject to a child protection order (who are 18 to 20 years old), or
- are transitioning from the care of the state, or
- are transitioning to the community following a period of sentence or remand in a Youth Detention Centre, and/or
- have been 'sleeping rough' or living in unstable, temporary or inadequate housing arrangements.
For more information go to: www.youth.qld.gov.au or by calling 1300 555 954
YBASS assists with providing accommodation and support services to young people who are remanded in custody, or are at risk of being remanded in custody, because of a lack of stable accommodation.
Contact Ned: 0414 476 745 or the office on (07) 3112 0216
(24 hours a day - 7 days a week)
Phone: 1800 55 1800 or
go to www.kidshelp.com.au