Marion Housing SA Office upgraded

Marion Housing SA new office interior

The Marion Housing SA office has undergone an extensive renovation so we can better service our clients in the area.

The upgrade includes:

  • Multipurpose meeting rooms for staff, families, partners and agencies to use,
  • Free wi-fi, and
  • Facilities for customers to utilise our Housing Connect online portal.

New window films based on artwork designed by Aboriginal artist Carly Dodd were also installed as part of the renovation.

The re-fit was a part of the SA Housing Authority's Office Modernisation program, which will see all Housing SA regional offices updated in the coming years.

Helping to keep youth at home

Kids under cover transportable home outside and inside

On 11 March we celebrated the launch of the first Kids Under Cover studio accommodation built in SA.

The studio is the first of 51 set to be constructed across South Australia over the next three years to help prevent youth homelessness.

The one or two bedroom studios are built in the backyards of homes to assist families and carers of young people who are at risk of homelessness by providing secure and stable accommodation, and strengthening the connection to family, community, and education.

The construction of the studios is supported by a $2.3 million grant from the State's $20 million Homelessness Prevention Fund.

Remote houses replaced at Mimili

Construction of two brand new houses in APY lands by Indigenous building company, Wiltja Constructions

Work to replace six homes at Mimili is powering on and is being undertaken by an Indigenous building company called Wiltja Constructions, which was contracted by the SA Housing Authority.

As an added bonus to the project, Wiltja exceeded its initial 30% Indigenous employment target, achieving over 50% in addition to employing three Indigenous apprentices!

These works are part of a five year program to replace 26 old homes across the APY Lands with new four bedroom houses.

Meet Housing SA wonderdog, Yellow

Yellow the Housing SA dog

Our furriest staff member lives at the Ceduna Transitional Accommodation Centre (TAC).

Yellow 'adopted' the TAC as his home a few years ago and staff and customers were more than happy he did.

While dogs are generally not allowed in the centre, Yellow - the sole dog-in-residence at Ceduna TAC - has proven to be an asset according to Northern Regional Manager Daniel Collins.

"The first time I saw Yellow, he was sleeping under the 'no dogs' sign," Daniel said.  "He had no name, so people started calling him 'Yellow'. I was a bit surprised to see him at first, but I've seen how much people using the centre like him and bond with him.

"The staff take care of him well, and he has proven to be one of our most popular staff members.  "He greets people when they arrive, and everybody knows him now. People respond positively to him, even when they may be a little upset his presence helps people to stay calm.

"Our staff love him as much as the customers and he makes the TAC a happier place for everyone."

SA Housing Authority has a new Minister

Following the recent State election, Premier Peter Malinauskas announced the SA Housing Authority would remain a standalone entity and would report to Nat Cook MP as part of the Human Services portfolio.

The Authority looks forward to working with Minister Cook to deliver the new Government’s public housing commitments.

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