Housing & Community Services ACT is a division of the Community Services Directorate. The area is responsible for the provision of social housing and community services in the Territory.
- Social Housing is provided by the government through Housing ACT to low income households & those people who are unable to find appropriate accommodation in the private rental market, such as people with a disability.
- About Appeals
- About help with rent from Social Housing
- Addresses & Client Contacts
- Tenant Initiated Grants
- Complaints and Feedback
- Customer Service Commitment Charter
- Details of current Social Housing Waiting Lists
- Eligibility for Social Housing
- Eligibility for Early Allocation
- How to Apply for Social Housing
- Public Rental Housing Assistance Program
- Social Housing Assistance Eligibility
- Social Housing and Homelessness Services
- Rent Payment Options
Buying A Government Property
If you have been a Housing ACT tenant for at least three years, you may be able to buy your government home.
An independent valuation will establish the price of the house. Any improvements you have made will be considered, and an allowance made. You will have to pay an administration fee.
You cannot buy your home if:
- It has been purchased or upgraded by the Housing ACT in the past five years
- It has been identified for redevelopment
- It is in an area of low housing ownership
- It does not have separate title (e.g. medium density housing, aged persons' units and rural dwellings may not have separate title)
- Shared Equity Scheme
- Sale to Tenants Scheme
Community facilities across the ACT help a range of community organisations, community service providers and locally based community organisations to deliver an expanded range of services to the local and broader Canberra community.
Further information and enquiries can be made by contacting Housing ACT on (02) 6207 8170 or at Locked Bag 3000, Belconnen ACT 2616.
Old Persons Housing
- Site Locations
- Community Consultation
A new housing choice for older social housing tenants.
Housing ACT is building more than 350 new homes over the next year with the help of the Commonwealth Government's Nation Building and Jobs Plan.
We have planned almost half of these homes for our older social housing tenants.
They have been designed to be easy to live in, easy to maintain and more comfortable. The homes have also been designed so that they can be modified as occupant's age. Each home will have two generous bedrooms allowing tenants to keep their existing belongings and also to have guests stay over, such as their grandchildren.