We are committed to improving housing security for older women
Older women are the fastest growing population facing homelessness in Australia.
We are committed to reversing this trend and are establishing a taskforce, chaired by Shelter SA’s Dr Alice Clark. The taskforce will look at how we can improve housing security for older women in South Australia.
A diverse range of government and non-government representatives (pictured above) have been appointed to the taskforce which will bring a vast array of expertise, insight, support and advocacy. The key to success will be ensuring a partnership approach that is informed by lived-experience and community voices.
We are now in the process of finalising community representation that will complete our taskforce membership and look forward to our taskforce kick-off and official launch in January 2023.
Stay tuned for more information as to how you can be involved in this initiative in 2023.
Pat's 100 reasons to celebrate
We want to wish a very happy birthday to our Housing SA tenant, Pat, who recently turned 100.
Pat celebrated her milestone with family in late October, and our Whyalla team visited her on the big day and gifted her a lovely bunch of flowers.
Pat began her tenancy in Whyalla in 2010 after moving to the town to be closer to her daughter.
Happy 100th birthday Pat!
Work underway on new Mount Gambier social houses
Mt Gambier based construction company Empak homes has been named as the builder of 10 Housing SA homes in the state’s second largest city.
The company has won a tender to build the homes, the first of 16 to be built in Mt Gambier and the first of 400 new public housing homes to be built under the $177 million Public Housing Improvement Program.
The homes will range between two, three and four bedrooms, with work beginning this month.
The new homes will replace old Housing SA properties which have been demolished to make way for the new dwellings.
Empak is a local company, established in Millicent in 1945, later moving its headquarters to Mt Gambier. It employs local people and works with local building suppliers and trades people.
Landscaping upgrades at southern suburbs site
Our Horticulture team has been hard at work on the first stage of upgrades to the grounds of one of our Southern suburbs Housing SA sites.
The team and our contractors have performed a range of works, including including installing new lawns, trees and dozens of new plants.
The second stage of the project is underway.