Anglicare SA

Better Places Stronger Communities Update

In October 2015, as part of the State Government’s Better Places Stronger Communities (BPSC) initiative, AnglicareSA began the management of 479 dwellings in Elizabeth...

In October 2015, as part of the State Government’s Better Places Stronger Communities (BPSC) initiative, AnglicareSA began the management of 479 dwellings in Elizabeth Grove/Elizabeth Vale.

The Elizabeth Grove/Elizabeth Vale management transfer is based on the principles of property, people and place. This means working as partners alongside our tenants and seeking to provide quality housing and housing pathways within vibrant and safe communities.

Since the Elizabeth Grove/Elizabeth Vale management transfer, AnglicareSA Housing’s dedicated team have been amongst the local community delivering the shared vision of a vibrant and engaged community.

Click here to read more about recent tenant events and initiatives in Elizabeth Grove/Elizabeth Vale.

Key Stats

  • 897 tenants
  • 479 Properties managed in Elizabeth Grove and Elizabeth Vale
  • 5000 plus visits to local office
  • $1.91 million spent on improvements and maintenance since October 2015
  • $381,000 spent on Affordable Living Initiatives
  • 91% Tenant Satisfaction Rate overall
  • 96% Tenant Satisfaction Rate Urgent repairs completed
  • 99% Occupancy rate
  • 71 community events
  • 1178 people engaged in 2016/2017

AnglicareSA Housing met with the community to find out how they feel about the work of AnglicareSA in Elizabeth Grove, watch the video here:

Stronger Together: AnglicareSA & ac.care

AnglicareSA Housing are delighted to announce that ac.care has recently merged their housing business and staff with our business. This decision was in response...

AnglicareSA Housing are delighted to announce that ac.care has recently merged their housing business and staff with our business.

This decision was in response to the significant changes to the community housing sector and will ensure we can continue to provide high quality housing services to our tenants.

ac.care and AnglicareSA have a long history of shared foundations, values and working collaboratively together and we are very excited to welcome our new regional team to AnglicareSA Housing.

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said that the transfer aligns with the objectives of AnglicareSA Housing.

“AnglicareSA  is committed to the development and continuation of providing Community Housing in rural communities, and we are very pleased the transfer of the Housing business has been smooth. The transfer has been operational from 1 November 2017,” Peter said.

ac.care as an agency will still continue to provide to services to those in need in rural communities such as microfinance, homelessness services, foster care and family support.

 

NEW APPOINTMENT: Peter Sandeman

The Adelaide Zero Project, an initiative aimed at ending street homelessness in Adelaide, has appointed Peter Sandeman, AnglicareSA CEO as its Co-chair alongside...

The Adelaide Zero Project, an initiative aimed at ending street homelessness in Adelaide, has appointed Peter Sandeman, AnglicareSA CEO as its Co-chair alongside the CEO of Catherine House, Louise Miller-Frost. In this role, Peter will help the Adelaide Zero Project establish the South Australian capital as Australia’s first ‘zero homelessness city’.

The Adelaide CBD will join a select group of ‘vanguard cities’ on six continents to partner with the Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) in setting ambitious but achievable goals to solve the problem of homelessness.

Launched in August at the Don Dunstan Foundation’s annual homelessness conference, The Adelaide Zero Project has adopted an approach to combating rough sleeping that has been successfully implemented by communities throughout the United States.

The project will reduce Adelaide’s homelessness rate to ‘functional zero’; a metric which indicates that a city’s homelessness services system is efficiently and effectively responding to street homelessness. In essence it’s about making sure that the system’s proven capacity to permanently house street sleepers is equal to or exceeds need or demand.

AnglicareSA has long been calling for a more coordinated and holistic approach to addressing chronic street homelessness in Adelaide.

“Mental health, drugs and alcohol, domestic violence and housing services should work together to enable each person to move out of homelessness,” Peter said. “And The Zero Project will bring together the community sector, business groups, council and government agencies to end chronic street homelessness in Adelaide.”

“Sometimes chronic homeless people are labelled ‘service resistant’. International experience shows us that homeless people are not resistant to services. The problem is the services on offer are not what are needed.”

Institute of Global Homelessness

The Adelaide Zero Project is proudly supported by the Institute of Global Homelessness. The IGH works to support emerging global movements aimed at ending street homelessness. They work with a range of strategic partners across 150 cities to create a world where every single person has a place they can call home. The IGH is the first organisation to focus on homelessness as a global phenomenon with an emphasis on those who are living on the street or in emergency shelters.

Major Housing Transfer to Create More Affordable Housing for Adelaide’s West

Creating safe, vibrant and engaged communities is at the centre of a recent government housing transfer to AnglicareSA in Woodville. Today Premier Jay Weatherill...

Creating safe, vibrant and engaged communities is at the centre of a recent government housing transfer to AnglicareSA in Woodville.

Today Premier Jay Weatherill will officially open AnglicareSA’s new tenancy offices at Kilkenny, before the final management transition to AnglicareSA on 23 September.

The Housing SA parcel, which will includes 737 homes in the Woodville region, has been awarded to AnglicareSA by Renewal SA as a part of the Renewing Our Streets and Suburbs (ROSAS) housing transfer.

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said that the transfer represented an opportunity to connect communities and provide a holistic approach to social housing services.

“Our services aren’t simply about providing housing but working with tenants to build a vibrant, sustainable community,” Peter said.

“Building on the success of our existing tenancies across Adelaide , we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Woodville residents.In addition to our tenancy service, we will support collective impact initiatives and connections to multiple services, including children’s programs, financial counselling and home care services for our tenants.”

Premier Jay Weatherill said that working with recognised community housing providers, such as AnglicareSA, increased the availability of social and affordable housing in South Australia.

“Through our partnership with AnglicareSA, we can build a stronger support system for South Australians on lower incomes”, Jay said. “With housing growth and renewal in existing suburbs, close to the services everyone needs, we are creating healthy, affordable and liveable neighbourhoods.”

AnglicareSA Housing is a nationally accredited Tier 1 housing provider, recognised for providing quality, local and personalised community housing services.

AnglicareSA Wins Big at Australian Housing Institute Awards

AnglicareSA’s Bowden Rent-To-Buy Scheme has won the Australian Housing Institute’s Leading Housing Development award. The award was presented at the Australian...

AnglicareSA’s Bowden Rent-To-Buy Scheme has won the Australian Housing Institute’s Leading Housing Development award. The award was presented at the Australian Housing Institute’s Professional Excellence in Housing Awards reception on Tuesday night.

The Bowden Rent-to-Buy Scheme, which is a partnership between AnglicareSA Housing (ASHA) and Oryx Property, provides a unique opportunity for people on low incomes to break out of the rental cycle and own their own home.

The innovative model provides 10 tenants with the option to purchase a high quality, two-bedroom apartment in a desirable inner urban community in 2021 at 2014 prices. In the meantime, they pay a reduced rent to assist in saving to pay the property purchase deposit. During that five-year period, ASAH pays all building outgoing costs including body corporate fees, management, maintenance, council and SA Water base rates.

Tenants are supported by ASAH’s comprehensive 24/7 tenancy management services and the wide range of assistance available through AnglicareSA. There was considerable interest in the initial offer (772 website visits, 44 registrations of interest) and the successful applicants (7 singles, 3 families) moved into their new apartments in mid-2016.

At the awards, we also received a Highly Commended in the Leading Innovation category: Sustaining Complex Tenancies.

The recognition in this category was based on AnglicareSA Housing’s willingness to go beyond the legal tenancy framework in supporting tenants to maintain their tenancy and provide them with access to a range of other AnglicareSA services.

AnglicareSA Housing’s highly trained tenancy officers ensure their tenants understand their rights and obligations clearly, assist them to organise Centrelink rent assistance and to pay their rent through the Centrepay facility or by direct credit from their bank account. Our tenancy officers also discuss with tenants any difficulties they may be experiencing and work with them to successfully manage these.

Well done to the AnglicareSA Housing team and congratulations to all of the award winners on the night.