Better Homes, Better Futures

Tenants + Housing


Access Community Housing Company (ACHC) provides secure, affordable housing to a range of individuals, families and seniors (aged over 55) that are on the Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) register of need.

ACHC manage 570 properties located across Far North Queensland through several programs funded by the DHPW. An overview of these are as follows.

Community Rent Scheme

This scheme enables ACHC to provide transitional housing to eligible applicants with high or very high housing needs. This is not designed to be a long term housing solution; rather it provides tenants with the opportunity to stabilize their circumstances before moving either on to the private property / rental market or longer term social housing. The housing available under the Community Rent Scheme is rented by ACHC from the private market and encompasses a range of property types, catering to individuals and families. Please visit the Prospective Tenant page for more information on the specifics of the Community Rent Scheme.

Community Managed Studio Units

This scheme enables the ACHC to provide a mix of long term and transitional housing to eligible applicants with high or very high housing needs. The units available under the Community Managed Studio Units program are rented by ACHC from the DHPW and are studio units suitable for individuals. The units are fully furnished and designed for single occupants who are able to live independently. Please visit the Prospective Tenant page for more information on the specifics of the Community Managed Studio Units program.

Long Term Community Housing

Long term community (social) housing is provided by ACHC in conjunction with funding and support from DHPW. This housing is available to eligible individuals and families and is aimed at ensuring those in our community in greatest need are supported. In this instance, the properties are owned by DHPW and rented  through ACHC. As the name suggests, this is longer term housing and is designed to reduce homelessness and increase housing affordability. Please visit the Prospective Tenant page for more information on the specifics of Long Term Community Housing.

ACHC operates in accordance with a Client Service Charter and is committed to its mission of ‘meeting the needs of disadvantaged families and individuals for suitable accommodation, relevant information and support in collaboration with our support agencies’.

Our website provides a range of resources for Current Tenants and Prospective Tenants. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Access Community Housing Company on admin@achc.org.au or phone (07) 4031 6702.

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