Social housing is secure and affordable rental housing for people on low incomes with housing needs. It includes public, community and Aboriginal housing.
Public housing is managed by DCJ while community housing is managed by non-government organisations.
Aboriginal housing is specifically for Aboriginal people and these properties are managed by DCJ or community housing providers, including Aboriginal community housing providers.
Each social housing provider manages its tenancies in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. Different social housing providers may have different policies about a range of things, for example whether a bond is payable, the length of lease and pets.
You can apply for all types of social housing using one application. You will also be assessed for eligibility for private rental assistance.