The Community Housing Mapping Project data collection 1998 is based on a mail-out survey of community housing providers and administrative data supplied by State housing authorities and comprises the first national collection on community housing organisations.

The collection sought to collect data on the key aspects of community housing covering:

  • Size and purpose of stock
  • Differences across target groups
  • Information an assets
  • Accessibility of stock
  • Appropriateness
  • Funding sources
  • Ownership
  • Demand
  • Affordability Tenant outcomes.

The report analysing data from the collection underpins the contemporary Community Housing (CH) data collection. The data collection was conducted during the period August 1998 to February 1999 across all States and Territories. It collected information from 944 community housing providers. Where possible data were reported as at 30 June 1998.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 30/6/1998 to 30/6/1998

Geographical coverage

National and State

Data availability

  • Publications
  • There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding.

Data scope

Organisations targeted for inclusion in the data collection are not-for-profit, non-government managed rental housing regardless of financing arrangements.

This includes:

  • Community Housing Program (CHP) and Local Government Community Housing Program (LGCHP), and CHP and LGCHP funded housing, which is targeted to Aboriginal and Torres
  • Strait Islander people.
  • Public housing stock which is headleased to community housing organisations.
  • Medium term/transitional housing other than that under the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) and Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP).
  • Not-for-profit boarding houses.
  • Special purpose housing funded by non-housing government agencies such as health and/or community services departments for specific client groups such as disability, drug and alcohol, ex-offenders, and family group homes.
  • Aged accommodation, which is not-for-profit and independent (such as independent living units for the aged, boarding houses, rooming houses (not hostels), and group homes).

Excluded from this data collection are:

  • Indigenous community housing provided through the Community Housing and Infrastructure Program (CHIP), or the Aboriginal Rental Housing Program (ARHP) and any other Indigenous housing specific programs except as above.
  • Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP) short term accommodation.
  • Supported Accommodation Assistance Program accommodation.
  • For-profit boarding houses, retirement villages and nursing homes
  • Nursing homes and hostels for the aged
  • Services or programs where accommodation provisions are for the sole purpose of delivery to therapeutic or rehabilitation programs.



External links and information 

Community housing mapping project data report


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