During 2007-08, the Department of Housing:
- assisted almost 259,600 households by providing 78,108 households with social rental housing and helping 181,489 households access or sustain private market tenure. This included assisting more than 18,103 Indigenous households and 25,086 households with a person with a disability,
- funded and/or managed 65,456 social housing rental units (an increase of 1.5% from last year),
- introduced and trialled new products to assist households in the private housing market, including RentConnect, the Pathways Shared Equity Loan and Rent Start,
- contributed $16.1 million towards improving communities with Community Renewal zones through 170 projects.
Of the new households assisted with social housing, a total of 44% have specific needs. This increase from 26% the previous year demonstrates the department's commitment to ensuring the optimal use of available resources for people with the highest need under one social housing system.