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.
organisations are generally, but not always, not-for-profit. Local governments
also provide community housing.
Housing organisations are skilled in matching people to properties according to
individual requirements by considering location, design and support needs.
Types of accommodation provided by these organisations include crisis,
transitional and long-term housing.
Department of Communities (the Department) aims to work in partnership with the
Community Housing sector to achieve its vision of opening more doors to
affordable housing options for Western Australians.
can I apply for Community Housing?
you want to apply for Community Housing with the Department, a Housing Options Assessment needs to be completed first. This can be collected and
completed at any Housing Office and submitted in person, via email, by mail or
fax. Where required, arrangements can be made to complete the form over the
The assessment will
provide you with information about a range of housing products and services you
may be eligible for based on your current household circumstances. The
Assessment is not an application for assistance and does not guarantee
eligibility. On completion of the assessment, you will still be required to
complete a formal application for any products you wish to apply for. If you
wish to be considered for Community Housing, you will need to tick the referral to Community Housing
box on the Application for Public Housing form.
you would like assistance in completing the Housing Options Assessment or
subsequent application forms, contact your local Housing Office. If you are
already waiting for public housing and are not sure if you have ticked the community
housing referral box, contact your local office to update your application.
For more information about community housing, please contact