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Special housing programs

SUPPORTED TENANCY SCHEME

This program provides residential accommodation for lease to incorporated, non-profit community organisations and Government departments and agencies. Properties made available are from Housing SA's 'general stock' for use by organisations who act as 'head tenants'. These organisations typically attract crisis accommodation funding, such as women's shelters, youth housing, half-way houses for alcoholic rehabilitation, refugee resettlement programs and homeless people's hostels. The accommodation provided is generally short-term.

DISABILITY HOUSING PROGRAM

This program is similar to the Supported Tenancy Scheme in providing accommodation for lease to a number of agencies with a focus on housing people with disabilities. These agencies also provide ongoing support for those with an intellectual disability, a physical/neurological disability and with a mental illness. The accommodation provided is generally long term and often has been purpose built. Housing SA will also consider modifying houses for individual tenants where they, or a member of their family, have a disability.

YOUTH HOUSING

For information on housing options for young people see Housing Options for Young People and Students on the sa.gov.au website.

Special housing programs  :  Last Revised: Fri Dec 16th 2016
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