Community housing provider—support service type

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:292147
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Definition:The area(s) of assistance, other than housing assistance, that a housing provider is able to offer to a household or tenant.
Context:Anecdotal evidence suggests community housing providers provide a range of support services to tenants and this is a distinguishing feature of the sector. The collection of this information assists with establishing a profile of community housing providers and demonstrating the diversity and flexibility of the sector in meeting the needs of tenants.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Community housing provider

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.

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Support service type
Definition:A descriptor of the types of assistance that can be provided.
Property group:Organisational characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Origin:National Classifications of Community Services, Version 2.0 2003.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—support service type Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Community housing provider—support service type, code N[N(7)] Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013