CHASM at MNCCHASM (Compassionate Housing Affordability Solutions Maleny) is a community group which is focussed on addressing, in some small way, the lack of affordable housing in Maleny and surrounding districts.  Skyrocketing rents and a shrinking rental market threatens the wonderful diversity of our community as artists, performers, service workers, pensioners – particularly older single women and others find themselves priced out of the market and move away due to not being able to find local affordable rentals.

CHASM’s aim is to purchase or build up to 10 small off-grid relocatable homes which will be made available for a low rent to a local person, couple or family in housing stress.  We will commence with a pilot project to obtain and place the first dwelling and learnings from the pilot will inform how we proceed in obtaining and managing the remaining 9 dwellings.