YWCA Australia welcomes Homes for Queenslanders announcement

YWCA Australia, experts in gender responsive housing, congratulate the Miles Government on the Homes for Queenslanders Plan.

The plan follows years of advocacy from the housing, homelessness and community housing sectors and is a positive step in addressing the housing crisis facing Queenslanders.

Michelle Philips, CEO YWCA Australia is looking forward to working with the Queensland Government on delivering the vision outlined in the plan and collaborating on tailored and targeted solutions for women and gender diverse people.

“As specialist community housing providers in Queensland, we welcome all initiatives that will help us and others in the sector to deliver more homes, quickly,” says Ms Phillips.

“This is a record investment in new social and affordable homes, and we have the capability and experience to work with the Queensland Government to deliver on these important and ambitious outcomes. 

Ms Phillips also congratulated the Queensland Government on taking a wholistic approach to this plan.

“It is encouraging to see investment spanning across social and affordable housing, the rental sector and homelessness services, which shows a strong commitment to creating a healthier housing system.

“We know women and gender diverse people are facing the brunt of the housing shortage.

“Working with specialist providers like YWCA Australia across the housing spectrum to design and implement more gender-responsive approaches will go a long way towards ending homelessness for women and gender diverse people in Queensland.” YWCA Australia looks forward to working with Queensland Government on the rollout and implementation of the plan.

YWCA Australia wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work, live and play and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We recognise First Nations people as the custodians of the lands, seas and skies, with more than 60,000 years of wisdom, connection and relationship in caring for Country.

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