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Eligibility for Community Housing is set out by Housing SA, Renewal SA.


How do I determine eligibility for Community Housing?

Basically, there are two stages to eligibility for community housing and they are:

  1. Meet State Government Eligibility Criteria for community housing; and
  2. Meet specific Community Housing Provider Eligibility Criteria for the provider(s) for which interest is registered.

State Government Eligibility Criteria consists of two components that a registrant must meet.  There is a Base Eligibility Criteria and an Additional Eligibility Criteria.  For further information on the State Government Eligibility Criteria please refer to the “Eligibility” section of http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing/public-and-community-housing/register-public-housing/registering-for-public-housing

To find out more about the different types of housing providers available and some of their specific eligibility criteria, please review the list of Providers or the list of VMTM Organisations at:


Does Community Housing have a waiting list and how long do I have to wait?

Community housing does not have a waiting list.  All housing providers utilise the Community Housing Customer Register (CHCR) to allocate housing.

Due to the high demand for housing and the nature of community housing there is no time frame that can be given for a possible housing offer.

Community housing cannot guarantee a housing offer so it is important to consider alternative social housing options.

Community housing providers are NOT emergency housing providers.  If you feel that you are in urgent need of housing then contact the Housing SA Contact Centre on 131 299 to discuss your situation.  You may also contact one of the emergency housing contacts.


Is there a required age limit involved in attaining housing?

State Government policy has a minimum age limit of 16 years of age to be eligible to register an interest in community housing.  This age limit is defined in the Community Housing Eligibility Policy and Procedures.  You will also need to comply with the eligibility criteria of the housing provider(s) you are interested in.

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