Social Impact

Affordable Housing

Journey to Self-determination
YMCA Social Impact operates 109 long-term community housing units across two properties in Nerang on the Gold Coast


More than 10,000 people are on assisted accommodation waiting lists in Queensland alone, and numbers are growing. To help address this issue, YMCA Social Impact built two housing facilities, Melville Place and Nowell B Taylor, to provide safe and and affordable housing for community members who need it the most.

We also work with tenants to address the issues that have contributed to their homelessness. We do this to help tenants become autonomous and independent individuals who feel empowered and in control of their lives.

With YMCA Social Impact’s support, the tenant’s quality of life is drastically enhanced as they become free of the issues and barriers that lead them into community housing.

"My mum passed away six years ago yesterday, so I moved in here pretty much six years ago today… this place, it was a saviour for me, you know, because it’s given me that time of being able to just get some stability” – Andrew, tenant.
The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands we work upon and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
The YMCA of Brisbane is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
The YMCA of Brisbane ABN: 61 028 995 366
Y-Care (South East Queensland) Inc. ABN: 85 051 706 001
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