Common Ground

Common Ground is a model of purpose-built permanent, supportive housing for adults who have experienced chronic homelessness or are low income earners.

The Department of Communities is leading the delivery of two Common Grounds, located in East Perth and Mandurah, to help address the issue of homelessness and social housing needs in WA.

The Common Ground model, which has been successfully adopted in other Australian cities, is based on a ‘housing first’ approach, where people are placed in housing as a first priority and provided with wrap-around supports.

Common Ground is a key component of the State Government’s All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10 Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020–2030, which aims to improve outcomes for Western Australians experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

How can I find out more?

Further information on the two Common Ground sites is available on the following pages:

Page reviewed 12 May 2022