The Transitional Housing Program (THP) is a partnership between Housing SA, Renewal SA, Community Housing Providers and Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS).

Community housing providers manage accommodation for people who need a period of transitional housing, linked with specific transitional support services.

Public housing properties across the state are leased to community housing providers for the THP. The National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) provides funding for integrated housing and support services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.


Any person who is currently or at risk of becoming homeless can be considered for this program by referral through an SHS.

Only registered community housing providers who have been through a selection process are eligible to lease public housing properties through the THP.


Clients housed under this program can be charged rent of up to 30% of their income plus 100% of any Commonwealth Rent Assistance that they may receive.

If a client doesn't have an income they may still eligible for this program. The SHS will help the client access an income, for example, from Centrelink.

All rent details must be recorded in the Homeless to Home System (H2H).


Report any maintenance needed for Transitional Housing Program properties to the community housing provider. The community housing provider is responsible for:

  • vacancy and maintenance management, consistent with the Housing SA accommodation standards and associated costs
  • all property-related costs.

Housing SA retains responsibility for all planned, programmed and capital maintenance, and all disability modifications.

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