Country Australia
Year 2011
Type of Measure Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Housing SA is a division of the Department for Families and Communities. Housing SA works with and for South Australians to create and deliver a range of housing options. Tenants and homebuyers can access free computer terminals at Housing SA offices to help them find the accommodation and housing services they need. We partner with other agencies to maximise affordable housing outcomes and provide an effective regulatory service for non government organisations providing housing services on behalf of government.

Housing SA has also recently established a number of agreements with key agencies to assist customers to access support services. These include:

  • The Memorandum of Understanding with Mental Health Services to enable tenants with Mental Health issues to be supported in their tenancy;
  • A Memorandum of Understanding between Housing SA and the SA Police to address issues of social disorder and crime within social housing properties; reassure and protect the community from crime; and promote community collaboration and harmony; and
  • A protocol between Housing SA and Families SA for families and young people at risk of eviction.

This includes providing services to those at risk of or experiencing domestic or family violence.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Australia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011