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QLD : Covid-19 Rental Grant

The Queensland Government has made funding available for Queenslanders who have lost their job as a result of Covid-19.

Covid-19 Rental Grant - what is it?

A one off payment of up to 4 weeks rent, to a maximum of $2,000, for Queenslanders who have lost their job, and do not have access to other financial assistance.


Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • live in Queensland

  • have/or will shortly have a bond registered with Residential Tenancies Authority

  • are an Australian Citizen, permanent resident, a temporary or permanent protection visa or a bridging visa

  • have less than $10,000 in cash and savings

  • can provide evidence of attempts to negotiate a payment plan with lessor (incl. letter/email from lessor outlining why a payment plan cannot be agreed upon)

  • have lost your job and have applied to Centrelink for income support

  • you are waiting for you application with Centrelink to be approved


How to apply

Complete an application found here: https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/renting/rent-assistance/bond-loan/covid19-rental-grant


Applications close 5pm 27th April 2020


Note: only tenants can apply (agents, lessors and landlords can not apply on a tenant's behalf)


Contact the Residential Tenancies Authority for more information : 1800 497 161

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