The Department of Communities (Communities) works in partnership with the private, government and not-for-profit sectors to deliver social housing across Perth and in regional and remote WA. This includes:
- direct management of more than 36,000 public housing dwellings, and approximately 8,000 dwellings in partnership with community housing organisations
- managing approximately 5,000 properties for Government employees under the Government Regional Officer Housing (GROH) Program
- providing housing for 122 Aboriginal communities in remote locations throughout the state
- constructing new social housing and overseeing the maintenance and refurbishment of social housing properties.
A range of government products and initiatives are also available to assist Western Australians into home ownership.