You and anyone on your Registration of Interest form must:
To be eligible for Aboriginal housing you must also confirm you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Additional criteria may also apply if you are registering interest in community housing.
You can ask for special circumstances to be taken into consideration if you don't meet the criteria. This will require a Housing Needs Assessment to be undertaken.
You are not eligible for public housing if you have previously been excluded from public housing due to disruptive behaviour.
If you have a debt with Housing SA, you must make an arrangement to repay it and keep the arrangement before you can be offered public housing.
If you have special circumstances to be taken into consideration, include evidence of this.
If your household has more than one household group - eg couple with a child and an elderly parent who is financially independent, both households must meet the basic eligibility criteria or have needs or special circumstances.
Housing SA will become your primary contact organisation for all enquiries relating to your registration.
You can choose to register for just public housing or both public and community housing at the same time. This does not include registering your interest in volunteer member-tenant managed organisations (Housing Co-operatives) That process is outlined below.
If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you can choose to register for general public housing or the Aboriginal rental housing program.
If you are registering interest in community housing only, you can identify your preferred community housing provider. They will become your primary contact organisation for all enquiries relating to your registration. Once registered with your primary contact organisation other community housing providers with houses in areas you have identified may also contact you.
Volunteer member-tenant managed providers are sometimes called housing cooperatives.
Registrations of interest forms for volunteer member-tenant managed providers are only available at public information sessions.
Information about volunteer member-tenant managed providers and what is expected of tenants is given at the information sessions.
As well as meeting other eligibility requirements, members must take an active role in tenancy, property and financial management.
Email the Community Housing Council of South Australia or phone on 8362 1022 to book a place at a free public information session.
Your registration will be assessed. You may be asked to an interview to assess your need.
You will receive a letter telling you if your registration has been accepted or not.
Households with highest needs are offered housing ahead of other households.
You may not be offered a place to live if you have a moderate or lower housing need. You may want to consider other types of housing assistance available to you in that case.
You can find more information about other housing on the Housing Services Finder.
Properties only become available when the current tenants move out. It’s not possible to predict
It’s important that you let your primary contact organisation know if your personal or household circumstances change or you want to change or cancel your registration.
Your primary contact organisation is the organisation you registered with – either Housing SA or a community housing provider.
For public and community housing registrations, complete a change of circumstances form 145.8 KB if:
Lodge the form, along with any supporting documents, to your primary contact organisation.
If you are removed from someone else's registration - eg due to separation - you can register under your own name and ask for consideration of the time your name was listed on the other registration. Discuss your situation with your primary contact organisation.
Find services in your area through the SA Community website
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