Mareeba Community Housing Company delivers housing and homelessness support services funded by the Queensland Government and private partnerships. Community housing differs from public housing, in that it is organised and managed by community organisations like us. It provides secure rental accommodation on a long-term basis for those facing difficulty entering the private rental market who are identified as a priority on the Queensland Housing Register.
Mareeba Community Housing Company provides two Community Housing Programs: Transitional Housing and Long-Term Housing. We also offer the Affordable Housing Program, a social investment initiative run in partnership with private investors, providing affordable rental housing for low to moderate income households with a simple application process.
Community Housing helps individuals who are unable to access affordable, appropriate housing in the private rental market. It provides affordable accommodation for people listed on the QLD Housing Register and is funded by the QLD government. Mareeba Community Housing Company operates two community housing programs: Transitional Housing and Long-Term Housing.
Transitional housing can provide a person with stability and support to help overcome any barriers they are experiencing in order to find a long-term housing solution. Our Transitional Housing Program is a head leasing program funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy to provide housing assistance to clients with a high need who are registered on the housing wait list.
Program guidelines outline key accountability measures for efficient delivery of property and tenancy management services, in accordance with Queensland Housing Legislation and Residential Tenancies Authority Act.
The terms of lease are twelve months under a Head Lease Agreement between the Mareeba Community Housing Company and the property owner. This means the Mareeba Community Housing Company leases the property off the owner and then subleases to our clients. All clients are assessed under the One Social Housing System, which provides assistance to those with the greatest need.
Our stock is a mixture of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units and houses and 1-bedroom units. Most properties are located close to town and are well integrated into the local community. Full details of the program guidelines and housing standards are available from our office.
The properties available under the Long-term Housing Program are a mix of 2-bedroom units and 3-bedroom houses. The terms of lease are for the duration of tenant needs (tenants can remain housed providing they continue to meet the eligibility of the program guidelines).
This program is dependent on rental income from tenants registered with the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. All housing allocations are sourced from the housing register of need.
Rents for the Long-Term Housing Program are charged at 25% of a tenant-assessed income. Full details of assessed income are available from our office and the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
The Mareeba Community Housing Company is registered as limited real estate agent (affordable housing) under the Property Occupation Act 2014. Property and tenancy management of the affordable housing strategy is managed under the laws of the Residential Tenancies Authority Queensland.
This social investment initiative is aimed to the private investor / humanitarian, who is seeking to be part of the solution to address affordable housing in our community by investing in the community. All profits are reinvested into the supply of affordable housing.
Full details of this community initiative are available from our office located at 212 Walsh Street, Mareeba.
We pride ourselves on working closely with the Mareeba and Atherton Tablelands communities and our funding partners to deliver services based upon five core principles.
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