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Queensland housing assistance data now available

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Brisbane 17 October 2013 . A comprehensive collection of information on Queensland’s social housing system is now available online for the first time, through the Government’s Open Data website.  

Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the new data sets include information on social housing waitlist times, number of applications, number of tenancies, market rent comparisons and other dwelling data.  

“This information provides a snapshot of the social housing system and will be particularly valuable to the community housing organisations and wraparound service providers seeking a greater role under the Government’s Housing 2020 Strategy,” Mr Mander said.

Mr Mander said as well as social housing information, the data would also provide a greater level of detail on other types of housing assistance available through the department.

“As well as the basic social housing data, there is also information on our range of private rental and assistance schemes, including RentConnect and Home Assist Secure,” he said.

“We will also provide details on the number of households assisted for National Rental Affordability Scheme properties.”

Mr Mander said the Newman Government was committed to improving government accountability and transparency through the proactive release of public sector information.

“This information belongs to the people of Queensland and we believe it should be freely available to everyone,” he said.

The Open Data website is available at www.data.qld.gov.au

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