Community housing is affordable housing for people on low to moderate incomes with a housing need. This type of housing is owned by, or under the legal control of, a community housing organisation.
These organisations are generally, but not always, not-for-profit. Local governments also provide community housing.
Community housing organisations are skilled in matching people to properties by assigning housing according to individual requirements and paying attention to location, design and support needs. Types of accommodation provided by these organisations include crisis, transitional and long-term housing.
The Housing Authority manages the housing in Aboriginal communities in the East Kimberley, West Kimberley, Mid-West/Gascoyne and Halls Creek.
Regional Service Providers are engaged to manage housing in the East Kimberley, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Goldfields, Ngaanyatjarra Lands.
It is the goal and initiative of the Australian Biome Project team, to work with these organisations and more importantly, with the aboriginal communities to help develop a viable process to create housing and infrastructure that will benefit and sustain regional areas.