Dover Gardens affordable homes complete
Our affordable homes at Folkestone Road in Dover Gardens are finished.
The 12 homes were built by Metricon and sold to eligible applicants through HomeSeeker SA. The buyers will be moving into their lovely new homes soon.
Housing SA Berri says 'thanks' to long-term residents
Housing SA's Berri office is recognising long-term tenants, like 79-year-old Robert, with certificates and a small supermarket voucher as a little 'thank you' for really caring for their properties.
Robert has lived in his house for almost 52 years.
He and his wife raised their four children in the home and, while his wife sadly passed away about three years ago, the family home has continued to be Robert's pride and joy.
Certificates are also being given to tenants who have shown a significant improvement in the condition of their property and to those who take great care of their homes.
Being brave and making change
SA Housing Authority staff commemorated National Reconciliation Week between 27 May - 3 June.
This year's theme for was Be Brave. Make Change. It was a challenge to individuals, families, communities, organisations and governments to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.
The SA Housing Authority understands the important role we play in making change, particularly by assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to secure affordable housing that meets individual and community needs.
Some of the work we have undertaken in the last 12 months includes:
- The launch of the Authority’s first Reconciliation Action Plan,
- Releasing our Aboriginal Housing Strategy, and
- Reforming our Aboriginal Advisory Committee to support the implementation of the Strategy.
Improving services for our tenants
We're making it easier for customers from all backgrounds to communicate with us with our new Easy English Guide for Tenants.
The guide sets out easy-to-follow steps using pictures and clear language to help our customers understand their rights and obligations.
First in-person Alliance meeting of the year
Our Country North Homelessness Alliance (CNHA) recently held its first face-to-face meeting of the year.
The Alliance meets online every month but members make a special effort to meet in person twice a year, and the first meeting hosted by Centacare Catholic Country SA in Ceduna.
The CNHA consists of SA Housing Authority staff from our Office for Homelessness Sector Integration and regional management, Uniting Country SA, West Coast Youth and Community Support, The Salvation Army Australia and Centacare Adelaide.
The CNHA provides services to the Lower North, Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, North and West regions of the State to the WA, NT, Queensland and NSW borders.
Careers session for children in care
We recently we ran a careers information session with the Department for Child Protection SA (DCP) for children who have been, or are under, the care of DCP.
The session outlined what traineeships or apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries including construction, community services, business services and more.
Sheree from the Authority’s Employment Pathways teams promoted our 250 Apprentices program, while a range of our partners presented career opportunities to attendees.