How we make a difference through collaboration

The SA Housing Authority is committed to forming and strengthening partnerships, to work together in collaboration to find shared solutions to our shared challenges. This includes strong partnerships with our customers, the housing and homelessness sector, industry and other government agencies to provide better housing opportunities for all South Australians.

Putting customers at the centre of everything we do

Housing is all about people, and so we are committed to putting our customers and communities at the centre of everything we do. We are empowering our customers and communities, and involving them in designing the best possible housing system and services for South Australia. Input from our customers and the broader community is vital in the development of the state’s new Housing and Homelessness Strategy. The development of this strategy is providing many opportunities for conversations with the sector, customers and the broader community to identify housing opportunities, and what initiatives and actions are needed to make the state’s housing vision a reality.

With people at the centre, we want to help South Australians reach or maintain safe and affordable housing. For some, this will be moving out of crisis situations. For others, it might be maintaining stable social housing or moving into affordable private rental or home ownership. We want to help individuals to take personal responsibility to improve their own housing situation, supported by a housing system that gives them multiple pathways to find their best home.

Working in partnership to find shared solutions to shared challenges

The housing challenges we face are large and complex, and they are challenges that we share with our partners in the housing and homelessness sector. We are a leader in the system, however housing is bigger than any one organisation, provider or industry. All participants must work together if we are to make sustainable changes. We are committed to working together in genuine partnership with our sector partners to design and implement shared solutions to our shared housing challenges. This genuine partnership approach can be seen as we work hand in hand with the sector to develop a new Housing and Homelessness Strategy for South Australia. This strategy will be a 10-year plan to improve housing outcomes for South Australians, and will be released in late 2019.

We recognise that we have a leading role to play in the sector, but we are just one part of that sector. We need to work together to operate a joined-up housing system with no service duplication or gaps, where all participants are clear about their role and objectives. We need to support the sector so that it can be high-performing and responsive to changing customer needs.

Working with development partners to build more suitable social housing and more affordable housing

SA Housing Authority works with development industry partners, as well as the not-for-profit sector and other government agencies, to deliver social housing initiatives to replace and refurbish thousands of ageing South Australian Housing Trust homes, while generating more affordable housing through new building projects.

These projects support the local building industry, helping to drive the South Australian economy.  If you are interested in partnering with us to deliver social housing, please contact 131 299  

Housing renewal projects

Social housing renewal projects encourage housing growth in existing suburbs, close to schools, hospitals and other services to create healthy, affordable and liveable neighbourhoods. Large renewal projects are currently underway at Morphettville and Felixstow.  Learn more about these projects.

Delivering affordable housing

The Authority encourages and facilitates the delivery of innovative, affordable housing solutions for low to moderate income South Australians by working with the private sector, government agencies, local government and community partners.

Well-located, affordable housing in a development can benefit parties involved in many ways.  If you are interested in finding out more visit Affordable Housing, or contact the Affordable Housing team on affordablehousing@sa.gov.au.