Indigenous community housing (ICH) is owned and/or managed by an Indigenous community housing organisation (ICHO) for the provision of housing services to Indigenous Australians.

An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation responsible for managing housing for Indigenous Australians, including community organisations such as resource agencies and land councils. ICHOs may either own the dwellings they manage or lease them from a state housing authority.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 2006

Geographical coverage

National and state and territory 

Data availability

  • publications
  • summary tables published in electronic form
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)

Data scope

Indigenous community housing includes dwellings:

  • managed by ICHO who received funding in the current and/or previous financial years
  • targeted to Indigenous people.

A principle of the ICHO must be to provide medium to long-term housing tenure to tenants.

Excludes dwellings managed under:

  • mainstream community housing (that is, not managed by an ICHO)
  • public rental housing
  • state owned and managed Indigenous housing
  • Crisis Accommodation Program.

There is no Indigenous community housing program in the ACT.


Admin data Survey

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Indigenous Community Housing DSS

External links and information 

Indigenous Community Housing DQS

Housing assistance in Australia

Report on Government Services

Australia's welfare


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