Affordable Housing: Time is running out for people wanting to be included in the ULDA ballot at Andergrove.
Affordable Housing: Time is running out for people wanting to be included in the ULDA ballot at Andergrove.

Move quickly for housing

IF YOU want the chance to buy affordable housing at Andergrove as part of a government scheme you had better move quickly.

The Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) ballot draw for people wanting the chance to buy one of the homes at Woodlands Andergrove closes on January 6.

The ballot is for one of 10 affordable homes at Woodlands Andergrove, which are being made available through the ULDA's My Place scheme.

Eligible people with household incomes of between $60,000 and $105,000 will have the chance to go into a ballot to buy from 94 house-and-land packages ranging from $250,000 to $360,000 across Queensland.

Potential homeowners can also take advantage of the $10,000 Queensland Government's Building Boost before it expires on January 31 in addition to the First Homeowner Grant of $7000.

ULDA CEO Paul Eagles said people thinking about buying a home should nominate now so they didn't miss out on the opportunity to buy a quality affordable home.

"This is a great opportunity for people who have been previously priced out of the market or who thought that they would not be able to afford a home of their own," Mr Eagles said.

"Some people find it hard to get their foot into the highly competitive housing market because they are often competing for homes against people on higher incomes or investors.

"My Place is aimed at people who live in and work in communities as nurses, teachers, and in the retail and services sectors."

Once people nominate, they will find out if they are successful the following week and be able to select their preferred home the week after that.

Ballot nomination packs are available for those who are interested.

For nomination packs or to find out more about the affordable housing initiative visit www.myplace.qld.gov.au.



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