The transfer of public housing properties to community housing providers
Since 2015 the property and tenancy management of over 5,000 public housing properties has been transferred to community housing providers.
Renewal SA managed the transfer of properties in collaboration with community housing providers, Housing SA and tenants.
Community housing providers are able to provide flexible housing management and can tailor their services to work with the needs of individual tenants and neighbourhoods, they are accessible and welcoming to tenants and offer opportunities for tenants to be involved in their communities.
As not-for-profit organisations, community housing providers have access to a range of tax benefits not available to public housing providers. This means they are in a better financial position to spend more on improving the standard of housing they manage. In time, community housing providers will be able to undertake renewal activities and create more social housing for people who need it.
The following community housing providers manage properties in these areas:
|Community Housing Provider||Packages allocated|
Elizabeth Grove, Elizabeth Vale and Woodville (and surrounding suburbs)
|Community Housing Ltd||Central Northern (including Northfield, Northgate and surrounding suburbs)|
|Common Ground Ltd (part of the housing Choices Australia Group)||CBD & East (from Adelaide CBD and along the Torrens River Valley to Paradise)|
|Junction Australia||Mitchell Park, Fleurieu Peninsula and Morphettville ( and surrounding suburbs)|
|Unity Housing Company||Western Suburbs (Seaton, Findon and surrounding suburbs) and Limestone Coast (excludes Mount Gambier)|
Information for tenants
Renewal SA informed transferring tenants about the community housing provider that was taking over the tenancy and property management of their home. Throughout the transfer process Renewal SA's Tenant Liaison Officers, community housing providers and Housing SA worked closely with these transferring tenants and, where appropriate, their carers and support services, outlining the transfer process and addressing any concerns they may have.
The transfer of tenancy and property management does not change tenants’ rights and obligations. Tenancy agreements will remain unchanged.
Some properties in the identified transfer areas are excluded, including properties being purchased by tenants and some specialised housing programs.
Information for registrants
This project doesn't affect people who have registered for, or are planning to register for, public or community housing.