About the Housing Authority

ABN 56 167 671 885

The Housing Authority is now part of the new Department of Communities. All services are continuing to be provided and all our contact numbers remain the same. For more information about the new Department please visit

The Housing Authority is an affordable housing provider involved in land development, housing construction and property management. Our work contributes to social and economic growth by:

  • delivering quality housing that people can afford, and
  • providing people with opportunities to prosper through home ownership.

Housing is responding to the affordable housing challenge through our Strategic Plan 2020 that supports the State’s Affordable Housing Strategy: Opening Doors 2010-2020​.

We work in close collaboration and partnership with the private, government and not-for-profit sectors to find new ways to increase the supply of affordable housing in Western Australia. We recently met our target of achieving at least 20,000 affordable housing opportunities by 2020 five years early and have now committed to providing an additional 10,000 housing opportunities in this timeframe.

Our focus is on innovation and delivering value-for-money in the design, construction and financing of homes to enable all Western Australians to have a place to call home.

Housing brings a range of valuable and complementary capabilities to our partnerships to create housing products for those who would otherwise struggle to rent or buy a home.

Housing Portfolio

The Housing portfolio includes:

Organisational Structure

Please refer to the organisational structure page on the Department of ​Communities website.​​​


 Housing Minister


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 Housing News

Communities awarded for excellence in the development industry
Thursday, 26 September 2019

There were plenty of proud moments at the 2019 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA Awards for Excellence on Saturday night, with the Department of Communities taking out four wins.

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