Enhancing the Resilient Homes Fund

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Enhanced Funding Opportunities for Resilience House Raising Program

We are excited to share fantastic news for homeowners and contractors regarding the resilience homes fund. Notably, the Australian and Queensland Governments have increased the funding available for the Home Raising program from $100,000 to $150,000, thereby enhancing the project’s resilience and impact. Furthermore, the additional $50,000 increase for eligible works aims to support more homeowners. Consequently, this boost in funding allows eligible homeowners to apply for up to $150,000 to raise their homes, including demolition and rebuild, above the 2021-2022 flood event level and the assessed flood level.

Eligibility Criteria

It’s important to note that homeowners registered for the Resilient Homes Fund and eligible for the House Raising program can apply for the increased funding. Moreover, this applies to homeowners who have undergone a one-on-one appointment for the expanded House Raising program and have received their eligibility letter.

What This Means for Homeowners and Contractors

  • Enhanced Funding: Notably, eligible homeowners can now access up to $150,000 for eligible works. This includes reimbursement for completed works when the additional funding becomes available.
  • Opportunity for Contractors: In addition, the scope of eligible works under the House Raising program remains the same. This presents a significant opportunity for contractors to engage in these critical projects.

Key Dates to Remember

For those working with homeowners in the program, it’s essential to keep the following key dates in mind:

  • 1 December 2025: Homeowners must submit their quote and funding application to the QRIDA by this date. We strongly encourage contractors to provide completed quotes well in advance, allowing homeowners ample time for review and submission.
  • 30 June 2026: Importantly, this marks the deadline for the completion of all works and payments made to licensed contractors.

Getting Involved

For contractors who are not yet involved, we strongly encourage you to learn more about resilience strategies and materials. This knowledge will enable you to assist registered homeowners in building back better, contributing to the safety and resilience of homes in your local area.

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