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Our electorate has some of the highest rates of housing stress and homelessness in Queensland. As wages drop in relation to house prices and rents, our neighbourhoods are becoming increasingly unaffordable.
From 2007 – 2014 the proportion of low income households in rental stress in inner-city Brisbane has increased by 18.4%
But it’s not just low income households…
For a couple earning the median household income for Brisbane:
We're facing a crisis across Queensland
Wages in Queensland are stagnating in comparison to rents and house prices. But the Queensland Government’s housing plan will see a drop in the proportion of social housing and will do little to address the growing crisis.
Queensland Housing Facts
Every Queenslander has the right to a safe and secure home they can be proud of.
The Queensland Greens' have a fully costed plan to:
- Create universal access to affordable housing in Queensland and eliminate the social housing waiting list by heavily investing in social housing
- Legislate to ensure a percentage of all new developments include affordable housing
- Improve security and rights for renters through rent controls and better lease security