Social Housing

A home for those most in need, for the duration of their need

Having a safe, stable place to call home is something which many of us take for granted, but this basic need remains out of reach for some of the most vulnerable members of our population in Western Australia.

Anglicare WA recently commissioned a report into the community perceptions of public housing and homelessness.

This report found that, while 93% of people agree that social housing should be provided to those who really need it, the general perception of social housing tenants can be quite different to the reality.

We’ve investigated some of the misperceptions surrounding social housing and encourage you to learn more about some of the people who live in social housing and why.

The People

Positively impacting Morgan and Chris' lives

"One of the benefits of living in this home is that Morgan has been given a sense of independence...and they seem really happy."

- Frank, Morgan's Father

Approximately 20,000 households

on the waitlist in WA

Approximately 20,000 households image

The Facts

Rethink Social Housing

Interesting facts

About Public Housing tenant income types.


Are on aged pensions


Are on disability or medical support pensions


Are on parental or caring pensions