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.
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