Relocatable studio accommodation to help young people avoid homelessness and a new private rental support pilot are the first innovative projects to be funded under the new $20 million State Government Homelessness Prevention Fund.

Kids Under Cover builds studios in the backyards of homes to assist families and carers in need of more room to accommodate the young people in their care, helping to keep families together and stop kids from leaving home before they’re ready.

A new private rental support pilot brings together a partnership of South Australian organisations, Junction Australia, UnitingCare Wesley Bowden - UCWB and KWY to support people into private rental and help those already renting to maintain their tenancy.

With early invention and support upfront, we know we can support more South Australians to secure, safe and affordable housing, and avoid spending years cycling through the homelessness system.

We look forward to offering future rounds of funding under the Homelessness Prevention Fund, as we keep encouraging new approaches to better support our most vulnerable South Australians.