We Provide Secure and Affordable Housing

Access Community Housing Company Ltd (ACHC) is a not-for-profit company which provides social housing for individuals and families living across Far North Queensland. Please note eligibility criteria applies, check if you are eligible.

Our Services

Community Managed Studio Units

Community Managed Studio Units

Mix of long term and transitional housing for eligible applicants. Studio units suitable for individuals, not families.

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Long Term Housing

Long Term Housing

Designed to reduce homelessness and increase housing affordability. Available to eligible individuals and families.

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Community Rental Scheme

Community Rental Scheme

Transitional housing for eligible applicants with high or very high housing needs.

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Landlords

Landlords

We invite you to work with us to supply better homes and help create better futures for our tenants.

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Tenant Support & Services

Tenant Support & Services

Proud to provide a range of training, activities and workshops to support tenants and help them to thrive.

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Resources For Tenant

Resources For Tenant

We’ve put a range of helpful tenant forms, resources and links all on one page for easy access.

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About Access Community Housing Company

Access Community Housing Company (ACHC) began operations in 1991 and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Today ACHC has a portfolio of almost 650, approximately 70% of these properties being owned by the Queensland State Government, approximately 20% privately owned and the remaining properties are owned by Cairns Regional Council, Boulders Court Housing Company and ACHC. Both the local government and Boulders Court Housing properties are in the process of being transferred to ACHC, as they did not seek registration under the National Regulatory System (NRS).

ACHC is a Tier 2 provider under the NRS. ACHC operates a number of housing programs, including Long Term housing, Community Rent Scheme (CRS) (transitional housing) and CMSU (Community Managed Studio Units). At any time there are approximately 1,200 people living in ACHC properties.

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