Closing the gap for First Nations peoples

Snapshot

  • Targeted home ownership support for First Nations peoples aspiring to own a home
  • Social and affordable homes for First Nations peoples
  • Launch of the forthcoming Our Place: A First Nations Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2024–2027

We are determined to close the gap and have signed up to a national agreement to achieve that goal by 2031.

Housing means more than just a place to live – it’s key to breaking the cycle of disadvantage. Safe, secure and affordable housing creates financial security and social engagement, and adds to the wellbeing of the whole community.

Without secure housing, our investments in education, health, domestic and family violence, justice, child protection and economic development are less likely to achieve the best results.

First Nations peoples are far more likely to experience homelessness and housing stress than other Australians, and Queensland has the second-highest population of First Nations peoples in Australia.

We will work with First Nations communities to co-design programs that help more First Nations peoples into home ownership. This includes drawing on learnings from consultation to develop the forthcoming Our Place: A First Nations Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2024–2027.

Most importantly, we’re committed to overcoming inequality in the housing market and creating a fair playing field where every Queenslander has the opportunity for a safe and secure home.

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