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The research detailed in this report was commissioned by the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS), with financial support of partner agencies the Town of Nowhere campaign, Tenants Queensland, and the Services Union.

Queensland is in the grip of housing crisis, with over 150,000 households facing unmet housing needs. Homelessness in Brisbane has grown 14% in past four years, the highest rate for any Australian capital city, and regional Queensland is now the least affordable regional area in Australia.

This report considers the role that both the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have in addressing the crisis, and includes a policy review, private rental housing market analysis, and social housing needs analysis. Preparation of the report included consultation with Department of Housing, Treasury, peak bodies, community organisations and economists.

The report authors are most grateful to the many Queensland housing industry and government colleagues who contributed to the research as interviewees and advisors. Thanks are additionally due to Queensland Residential Tenancies Authority (QRTA) colleagues who kindly provided unit record data on tenancy bond lodgements.

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