The Department of Communities (Communities) operates across the land, housing, property finance and human services sectors to facilitate affordable housing opportunities for people who would otherwise be unable to access housing through the private market.
Communities works in partnership with the private, government and not-for-profit sectors to deliver affordable housing in Perth, and in regional and remote locations, providing support for people who would otherwise struggle to rent or buy.
In addition to delivering houses, Communities assists with housing finance through its Keystart Home Loans business, and provides rental assistance options for people in need.
Our focus is on innovation and working with and through the market to ensure that low to moderate income households have access to safe, appropriate, secure and affordable housing in successful inclusive communities. We facilitate social and economic outcomes for individuals, communities and the State to contribute to a better, stronger Western Australia.
The Housing team is responsible for:
The Housing portfolio includes: