Frequently asked questions
Once you are on our waitlist, the length of time you will need to wait for a home is dependent on several factors. Check out our Home Allocation Process to understand what is involved in allocating a home to households.
All we need from you, is to keep us updated. If your contact details change, or you have a significant change in your income or deposit/savings, please let us know. We can only work off the information you provide us, so to put yourself in the best possible position of being offered a home that is right for you, please keep us updated of any changes to your situation.
Secure Home is an assisted ownership programme based on a leasehold ownership tenure. You pay an upfront payment (purchase price) for the home based on its construction costs only. The banks may require a 20% deposit, however if you qualify for the Government's First Home Loan initiative, your deposit requirement is reduced to as low as 5%. There is also a monthly ground rent payment to QLCHT for use of the land.
QLCHT has a range of housing programmes, all carefully designed to meet the needs of those in our community who qualify for housing assistance. Provided you continue to meet your agreed obligations as an occupant, once in a QLCHT home you have a secure, long-term tenancy.