A new Housing and Homelessness Strategy for South Australia

We are working hand in hand with our sector partners, our customers and the broader community to develop a new Housing and Homelessness Strategy for the state. The strategy will be a long-term plan to reform the state’s housing system to better respond to current and future housing needs.

It will include actions and objectives under a range of key themes, including affordable and market housing, social housing, and supports and services. The strategy will also consider Aboriginal housing, although a specific Aboriginal Housing Strategy will also be developed, to enable a more tailored approach specific to the housing needs of Aboriginal people.

The Housing and Homelessness Strategy will be developed through extensive consultation throughout 2019, with the final strategy to be released by the end of 2019.

Strategic Intent

The strategy will be guided by the Strategic Intent, which has now been released. This framework was developed by the Housing and Homelessness Taskforce, which represented the sector. The Strategic Intent outlines a shared vision for housing, homelessness and support in South Australia over the next 10 years. It includes outcomes, objectives and principles that aim to improve housing outcomes for South Australians.

Your can read the Strategic Intent below, as well as the full SA Housing and Homelessness Taskforce Report. Also below are three documents that informed the Taskforce report - the first by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and the second by The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TASCI), together with the most recent Tiriennial Review (2013-04 to 2016-17) of the South Australian Housing Trust's operations and administration.

Get involved in shaping the strategy

The release of the Strategic Intent marks the start of broad engagement with the sector and the community, to capture the voices of as many South Australians as possible in shaping the new strategy. This will include online engagement, sector forums, workshops for people with lived experience, and other opportunities across the state.

You can have your say now by making a submission on the YourSAy engagement platform. Information about further engagement opportunities will be available soon.  Watch the video below.