The Department of Communities operates across the construction, property finance and human services sectors to create affordable housing opportunities for people who would otherwise have difficulty accessing appropriate housing.
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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.