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Community Housing Providers

Community Housing Providers are not-for-profit organisations providing housing for people with special housing needs.  They are generally managed by paid staff.

Many tenants require extensive support services to maintain independent housing.  These are provided by partner government and community service agencies.  Each Provider manages its own tenant selection processes.

Some Providers will only accept referrals from the support agencies they work with.

All registered Community Housing Providers are legally incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act and the South Australian Co-operative and Community Housing Act.

These registered Community Housing Providers are part of the Community Housing Programme administered by Housing SA, Renewal SA.

As the peak industry body for housing providers in South Australia, the CHCSA has 3 tiers of member providers we support and advocate on behalf of.  Contact details can be found on the South Australian Government Website, and in addition to that we have some additional information available on the link below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Tenants may be people on low incomes, from non-English speaking backgrounds, with physical or intellectual disabilities, women and children rebuilding their lives after escaping domestic violence, young people making a start on their own, single parents, or the aged and frail.  Housing Providers can support any group of individuals who need housing that is secure, appropriate, affordable and accessible.

Providers decide whom to house based on need but, often house people through referrals from other agencies.  It may be possible for you or someone you are assisting, to be referred from another support agency or to contact the Community Housing Council of SA (CHCSA) or Housing SA to obtain a list of Housing Providers and their contact details.

Housing Providers offer secure and stable accommodation, affordable rent, suitable housing and increased dignity and independence.
They provide links with other support organisations to meet the specific needs of tenants.  Being involved with a Community Housing Provider is a valuable experience with real long-term outcomes for everyone involved.

Housing Providers receive financial and other support from a variety of sources as well as from Housing SA, Renewal SA.
These include Local Government authorities (councils), other community organisations such as Churches and service groups and many individuals.  Many Housing Providers have entered into joint ventures with other organisations such as local councils to build a ‘community’ to provide housing for their specific client group.

At present, most of the housing offered, through Renewal SA, to new and existing Housing Providers comes from former Housing SA (previously known as the South Australian Housing Trust or SAHT) stock in the Provider’s chosen location.  Currently, funds for purchasing and building houses are very limited.  Houses are frequently designed or modified to meet the special housing needs of some tenants.  They adhere to regulatory standards as determined by Renewal SA.

If this kind of involvement in housing interests you then find out more by contacting either CHCSA or Housing SA.

Community Housing Provider Listing

Housing Provider contact details can be obtained via the following link to the South Australian Government Website.

Click on the “View the List of Providers” button below. This will then open a list of Housing Providers that you can look at online.

Please refer back to this listing on a regular basis as this list is updated regularly.

Registering your interest

Registering your interest with a Community Housing Provider can be done in one of two ways.  You can contact Housing SA on 131 299 to register for both Public and Community Housing on one form or if you only wish to register for community housing you can contact a Provider directly.  You will only need to complete one form on which you can list all Providers in which you are interested.  A list of Providers can be found here