Performance at a glance
During 2018-19, the Authority accomplished a number of achievements/highlights.
- Welcomed a new SAHT Board, bringing together a broad range of new skills and experience.
- Supported the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute to audit the State’s housing assets and map future demand.
- Work commenced to develop a new State Housing, Homelessness and Support Strategy.
- Secured $75 million for remote Indigenous housing with $37.5 million from the Commonwealth Government matched by the State Government.
- Finalised remote housing gains through the National Partnerships which saw the construction of the remaining four new houses and one upgraded house.
- Began planning for the development of a new Aboriginal Housing Strategy, to enable a more tailored approach specific to the housing needs of Aboriginal people.
- An Aboriginal Advisory Committee was also appointed, with representation from a wide skills base across metropolitan, regional and remote South Australia.
- Continued constructing apartment blocks designed specifically for older tenants with the first apartments, located in Blair Athol completed.
- Implemented a new Antisocial Behaviour policy making it clear, what anti-social behaviours are not acceptable from tenants.
- Expanded the Domestic Violence Crisis Line from business hours to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Started the refurbishment and fitting of public housing properties with security upgrades to support women to live independently but safely.
- Progressed a Request for Proposal for the interest free loans to non-government organisations to fund domestic violence capital projects including expansions, renovations and capital upgrades.
- Activated Code Blue as needed to support people experiencing homeless during periods of extreme weather.
- Provided support to Queensland with emergency relief operations to assist in flood recovery efforts.