Community Housing

Community housing is affordable housing for people on low to moderate incomes with a housing need. This type of housing is owned by, or under the legal control of, a community housing organisation.

These organisations are generally, but not always, not-for-profit.  Local governments also provide community housing. 
Community housing organisations are skilled in matching people to properties by assigning housing according to individual requirements and paying attention to location, design and support needs. Types of accommodation provided by these organisations include crisis, transitional and long-term housing.
The Housing Authority aims to work in partnership with the community housing sector to achieve its vision of opening more doors for West Australians. Community housing organisations may be assisted by the Housing Authority through a combination of funding initiatives and policies that aim to support their viability.

Who provides community housing?

View the Registered Providers page for a full list of registered community housing providers.

How can I apply for Community Housing?

If you want to apply for community housing with the Housing Authority you must complete an Application for Rental Housing form and tick the YES box on the cover page that asks ”Do you also wish to be considered for a community housing property?”
The application form should then be lodged with the Regional Office in your local area.  

Applicants who would like assistance in completing the application form should contact their local Housing Authority office. If you are already waiting for public housing and didn't tick the box, contact the Housing Authority and they will send you the Consent to Disclose Personal Information to Community Housing Organisations form for you to complete and return or by clicking on the link, you can print a copy of the form.

More questions?

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 Community Housing News

Housing low income earners in Thornlie
Friday, 23 September 2016

The Housing Authority and community housing organisation, Stellar Living have come together to provide much needed affordable housing for low-income singles, families and aged pensioners in Thornlie.

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