Increasing housing options for all South Australians is at the heart of a recent social housing management transfer in Adelaide CBD.
AnglicareSA, together with St John’s Youth Services and the State Government, will today celebrate their successful tender for the UNO social housing precinct in Waymouth Street, Adelaide.
This transfer, which was announced earlier this year and commenced on 1 July 2020, will see AnglicareSA manage social housing services alongside St John’s youth110 housing program, which provides stable housing options and support to young South Australians in need.
AnglicareSA CEO, Peter Sandeman said it was an opportunity to expand the city-based accommodation options for young people in need in our community.
“Our organisation has experienced firsthand the increasing need for centralised, accessible accommodation and closely connected support services to serve those doing it tough,” he said.
“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as government payments begin to decrease, we know demand for social and affordable housing will increase.”
“We’re working with existing tenants to ensure they have access to the support they require, while preparing for any new tenants who might walk through our doors in the coming months.
“We are pleased to partner with St John’s Youth Service to deliver this vital service at a critical time.”
Mr Sandeman thanked the State Government for their support during this transition.
“The State Government has shown real leadership in the housing and homelessness sector. Through key reforms, and through collaboration with the sector, we are taking steps to creating a stronger, more adaptable housing system for all South Australians,” he said.
“We must continue this collaborative approach to have lasting impact.”