YFS is calling on the Queensland Government to address the state’s housing crisis. There are 47,036 Queenslanders on the state’s social housing register, a number significant enough that it would constitute Queensland’s 5th largest town. All 47,000 people do not have a safe and stable home.
The housing situation in Logan is becoming dire. We are seeing unprecedented low vacancy rates with both social and private rentals at or below 1% vacancy rate. There is Intense competition for available rental stock, with 30-50 families attending property viewings. People on low incomes are at very high risk of homelessness in these circumstances.
YFS has partnered with Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and 11 other organisations to launch a campaign calling on the Queensland government to invest $4.1 billion over four years to build 14,700 social housing dwellings for those most in need.
‘The Town of Nowhere’ campaign includes real life stories of everyday Queenslanders who are experiencing housing insecurity.
For more information on the campaign or to hear these stories, you can go to
ABC News recently ran a story outlining the current housing crisis.
Watch the video below.