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A range of services and assistance to help with renting and sustaining a tenancy are available, including:
RentConnect helps Queenslanders find, secure and sustain a home in the private rental market through advisory services, practical tenancy assistance and a tenancy guarantee.
Bond loans provide an interest-free fee-free repayable loan for the rental bond on a property to a maximum value of four weeks’ rent. A bond load plus enables eligible people to borrow a repayable amount up to the value of six weeks’ rent to cover the rental bond and rent for the first two weeks. Conditions must be met to be eligible for a bond loan or bond loan plus.
Rental grants are a one-off grant of 2 weeks’ rent for people in a housing crisis to cover some costs relating to moving into private rental accommodation.
Helping Hand Headlease supports tenants who wish to move into or remain in the private rental market but cannot access a tenancy on their own for various reasons. It is designed to support vulnerable tenants such as young people leaving care, people escaping Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) and people exiting social housing or supported accommodation.
Rental Security Subsidy assist customers in a period of temporary hardship to commence or continue a tenancy by providing time-limited financial support.
No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) Set-Up and Sustainment Loans provide interest and fee-free loans to cover costs of removalists, key deposits, essential home furnishings, rent arrears and other expenses deemed appropriate by the loan providers.
Skillsets for Successful Tenancies – Dollars and Sense is a free tenancy skills course for anyone in the private rental market, which is designed to help tenants secure and keep a rental property by developing key knowledge and critical skills needed to rent successfully.
Ask Izzy is a website that connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling and much more. It is free and anonymous, with other 370,000 local services listed across Australia.