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The Department of Housing seeks to build better communities and enable all Western Australians to have a place to call home.
Through the State Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-2020: Opening Doors to Affordable Housing (Opening Doors), the Department of Housing is firmly focused on helping Western Australians progress towards home ownership.
The Department provides public housing for those in need, when in need; affordable land and housing opportunities for those on low-moderate incomes; assists with housing finance through Keystart; provides rental assistance; and provides government employees in regional areas with quality homes so that they can deliver the necessary services to their communities.
As part of Opening Doors, the Department of Housing plays a pivotal role in connecting stakeholders and partners from the private and not-for-profit sectors, local government authorities and other State Government agencies to deliver at least 20,000 more affordable homes by 2020 for low to moderate income earners.
The Minister for Housing is the Hon Bill Marmion MLA.
The Department of Housing places great importance on values. Our values shape the way we make decisions and how we treat each other.
Being values driven also affects the way we work with the wider community, particularly with our tenants, other clients and partners. Using these values as tools on a daily basis is the responsibility of everyone who works at the Department of Housing.
Our values are:
Accountability – taking responsibility for our actions and outcomes.
Continuous Improvement – proactively incorporating innovation and best practice to change.
Teamwork – working together in a respectful, supportive and enjoyable environment.
Customer Satisfaction – strive to meet the needs of customers based on respect and fairness.
Open Communication – sharing knowledge honestly, clearly and constructively.
Respect – positive acknowledgement of everyone’s contributions.