The number of people living in public housing in the ACT is at its lowest level in five years.
Figures from the Community Services Directorate show there were 21,850 public housing tenants in the past financial year, 246 fewer than the previous year.
There were 1230 new people given access to public housing in the past financial year and 97 per cent of them were from the priority or high-needs category of tenants.
Despite the fall in public housing tenants, there are still more than 1900 households on the public housing waiting list as of June 30 this year.
However, the waiting list for public housing in the ACT is at its lowest level since 2011-12, according to the CSD's annual report.
The report said much of the pressure on public housing was as a result of "issues associated with private rental affordability".
More than $144 million was spent on subsidies for tenants during the past financial year, with more than 95 per cent of tenants given rental rebates.
The CSD spent $59.9 million on the acquisition and construction of additional public housing over the past year, with 75 new houses built and 68 houses purchased.
There are 11,688 houses owned by the CSD for public housing in the ACT, an increase of 92 from the previous year.
The annual report also provided an update to the Public Housing Renewal Program.
The program plans to replace 1288 public housing properties as well as sell 12 public housing sites along Northbourne Avenue as well as other sites around Canberra.
As of June 30 this year, 106 houses had been replaced.
The report also said $42.15 million was spent on repairs and maintenance to public housing, an increase of almost $3 million in the 2013-14 financial year.
A total of $3.8 million of that was spent on tenant-responsible maintenance, which included broken windows, holes in doors, carpet stains and rubbish removal.
There were 25 people who were evicted after a breach of their tenancy, while 171 tenancies were ended due to "properties sold to tenants and properties abandoned".
Out of the more than 2400 complaints that were received by Housing and Community Services, 1107 were related to disruptive behaviour or neighbourhood issues, while 192 were relating to allegations of fraud.
However, 87 per cent of public housing tenants did not have any complaints made against them.