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Push for affordable housing continues

2022 marks 15 years in operation for QLCHT – a crystal anniversary worth stepping back and reflecting upon. Having been with the Trust for most of its journey, I’m stoked to see how far we’ve come. After kicking off operations in 2007 as a small not-for-profit Trust focused solely on a shared ownership scheme, we developed further programmes over the years in response to the changing needs of the community.

This evolution has resulted in several rental models, a mortgage product and most recently, our award-winning leasehold programme, Secure Home. We now cater to a much more diverse range of residents, from young single workers seeking assisted ownership, through to seniors looking for affordable and secure long-term rentals. And of course families remain a high priority for us, making up more than 50% of our waiting list demographics.

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