Getting home modifications

Disability modifications in public housing

If you live in public housing and you or someone in your household needs modifications at home to help you remain independent these may be done free of charge by Housing SA.

Minor modifications may include installing:

  • hand rails
  • inside ramps
  • sliding doors
  • lever taps.

Major modifications may include:

  • installation of outside ramps
  • lowering of kitchen benches and cupboards
  • wet area modifications.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for assistance if your health problem:

  • affects your housing needs
  • is intellectual, psychiatric, neurological or physical
  • will continue for at least six months

You must be a resident of South Australia and approved by housing SA to live in the home.

How to apply

1. Fill out the form

Complete a modifications application form (2.9 MB PDF). For an alternative version of this form contact Housing SA.

2. Contact your health professional

Have your health professional - eg doctor, occupational therapist, physiotherapists, complete section two of the form.

3. Return the form

Return the completed form to Housing SA. Once the form is received, Housing SA may inspect the property to determine if the modifications can be undertaken.

If modifications to a home are considered not practical, Housing SA may suggest a transfer to more suitable accommodation. Housing SA will pay for utilities to be connected, mail redirection and reasonable removal expenses.

You may make your own modifications, improvements or alterations to your property but these must be approved by Housing SA. See Home improvements in public rental homes.

You can also ask for information and referrals during a home visit.


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Page last updated 30 November 2016

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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
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