About Us

What is Affordable Housing?

The Affordable Housing program recognises that there is a shortage of housing available to people who are on limited incomes and aims to increase the supply in areas where people want to live, learn, and work.

Common Ground Queensland offers affordable housing at Brisbane Common Ground to tenants who meet the eligibility requirements set out by the Department of Housing and Public Works.  The rent charged to affordable housing tenants is capped at no more than 30% of their income.  Preference is given to tenants who have some link to the South Brisbane area or can benefit through better access to employment and training opportunities. 

The mix of affordable and supportive tenancies creates a diverse building community and opportunities for increased social inclusion.