Housing Associations

Each Housing Association (HA) community comprises of a largely distinct aboriginal community based on language and kinship groups. The majority of HA’s have Arrente residents, who are the traditional owners of Alice Springs and its immediate surrounds. A number of the HA’s have residents belonging to other language groups, whose traditional lands are further from Alice Springs, but who have moved to Alice Springs over a period of time for various reasons. Residents often have strong links with remote communities and there is substantial mobility between bush and town.


CAAH provides executive HA support to the following Incorporated Housing Associations:

Housing Association Name
Housing Association Name
(Town Camp)
Karnte Karnte Luritja, Pitjantjara
Mpwetyerre Abbotts Arrente, Luritja, Pitjantjara, Warlpiri, Waramungu/Warlmanpa
Ilyperenye Old Timers Arrente, Luritja, Pitjantjara, Warlpiri
Aper Alwerrknge Palmers Arrente
Yarrenty Altere Larapinta Valley Arrente, Luritja, Pitjantjara, Pertame
Ewyenper Atwatye Hidden Valley Arrente, Warlpiri
Akngwertnarre Morris Soak Arrente
Inarlenge Little Sisters Arrente, Luritja, Pitjantjara, Warlpiri
Ilparpa Ilparpa Arrente, Luritja, Pertame, Warlpiri
Nyewente Trucking Yards Arrente, Luritja
Anthelk EwlpayeLhenpe Artnwe Charles Creek +Hoppies Arrente, AnmatyerreArrente, Anmatyerre, Warlpiri
Anthepe Anthepe Arrente, Luritja, Pitjantjara, Warlpiri
Ilperle Tyathe Warlpiri Warlpiri
Bassos /  Mt Nancy Bassos /  Mt Nancy Arrente, Katetye, Anmatyerre, Alyawarre