Community housing

Community housing is social and affordable housing for low to moderate income earners.

To deliver this housing in the Northern Territory (NT), Territory Families, Housing and Communities (TFHC) works with registered community housing providers who own or manage them.

These providers are generally not-for-profit. They’re also registered under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing that aims to ensure a well-governed, well-managed and viable sector.

To support their delivery of cost effective housing services, TFHC assists them through funding initiatives and policies. They can also access other funding such as:

  • tax exemptions
  • Commonwealth Rent Assistance
  • Specialist Disability Accommodation
  • National Housing Finance Investment Corporation.

History has shown they provide high quality tenancy management and tenant satisfaction, as well as improve neighbourhood amenity and place-making.

They also provide more resources that may not be available in government-managed housing.

NT Community Housing Growth Strategy 2022-32

To support the growth of the community housing sector in the NT, TFHC has developed the NT Community Housing Growth Strategy 2022-32.

This strategy:

  • provides direction and drives growth of the sector for the next 10 years
  • aims to improve socio-economic outcomes for Territorians including tenants and the community
  • includes partnerships with TFHC and:
    • the housing and homelessness sector
    • peak bodies
    • non-government organisations
    • disability services
    • land councils.

Get the strategy PDF (1.6 MB).

Registered community housing providers

There are 15 registered community housing providers in the NT.

Community housing provider Tier of registration
Aboriginal Community Housing LimitedTier 2
Anglicare NT Ltd Tier 3
Anindilyakwa Housing Aboriginal Corporation Tier 2
AUS Projects NT Pty Ltd Tier 3
Believe Housing AustraliaTier 1
CatholicCare NT Resources Limited Tier 2
Community Housing Central Australia (CHCA) Tier 2
Community Housing LimitedTier 1
Julalikari Housing Incorporated Tier 3
Mission Housing AustraliaTier 1
The Salvation Army Housing Tier 2
Top End Association for Mental Health Inc Tier 3
Venture Housing Company Tier 2
Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation Tier 2
YWCA Tier 3

Last updated: 29 September 2022

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