The Housing Authority leases properties to government agencies through its Government Regional Officers’ Housing (GROH) Program. These properties are sub-leased to government employees at the discretion of their employing agency. The GROH program is managed by the Housing Programs Directorate (HPD); property and tenancy management services are provided by local Department of Housing staff.
The employing agency liaises with HPD in relation to strategic issues, including: housing demand, policy issues, rental charges and asset management. Regional Housing Authority staff deal directly with the employee for property and tenancy management issues (e.g. maintenance and property inspections).
The agency pays the full market / cost rent to HPD, and the employee / tenant pays rent to their employer at a subsidised rate. The employee’s rent is paid to and set by their employer, in line with the Tenant Rent Setting Framework.