Community housing provider

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Object Class
Synonymous names:Community housing provider
METeOR identifier:292033
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

A not-for-profit organisation that provides safe, secure, affordable and appropriate rental housing.


Community housing, along with public rental housing, is part of the social housing sector and provides housing assistance on a basis which is respectful of tenants rights, including opportunities for participatory management, and constructive of links with community development.

Community housing can cover short, medium and long-term tenancies.

Community housing providers manage the provision of housing assistance and as such are the main source of information about the tenants in the community housing sector.

Community housing providers may include:

  • housing cooperatives
  • housing associations
  • other community service organisations
Specialisation of:Organisation

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Housing Data Development Committee
Reference documents:Community Housing Federation of Australia 2004. Our Future in Affordable Housing. Policy Position.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Commonwealth State Housing Agreement community housing provider Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

Supersedes Indigenous housing organisation Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005, Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:

Community housing provider—funding source Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006

Community housing provider—management structure Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Community housing provider—organisation type Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Community housing provider—support service type Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013