Government selling off social housing properties

from The Brisbane Times.

The state government is set to dispose of more than 200 properties in its social housing portfolio.

The properties, a mixture of houses and blocks of land, have been put up for sale across the state, and include homes in Logan, Monto, Thursday Island, Morayfield and Stafford.

Currently, 22,000 households are on the waiting list for state housing in Queensland.

The government said the sale was part of a regular assessment of “its stock portfolio and property realignment” and was part of the housing department’s “strategic asset management process”.

The opposition, however, has accused the government of a “cynical cash grab”.

Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said the government was “constantly attacking working class families” at the same time its ministers and the premier were “lining their pockets with appalling pay increases”.

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