UnitingSA Housing
Living Options

How can we help?

UnitingSA Housing is all about providing affordable rental options for those who need it most.

We understand that housing is about more than shelter. It’s the platform on which we build strong communities and support people to participate and flourish.

We provide affordable housing to those on low to moderate incomes who are having difficulty securing housing in the private rental market. We have a range of housing options, from units to free-standing homes, and manage tenancies and properties as a landlord.

Who can we help?

To apply for community housing you must:

  • Live in South Australia
  • Not own or part-own a home
  • Meet income, cash and asset eligibility limits

To view eligibility limits, visit www.sa.gov.au.

UnitingSA Housing information.

Since 1984, UnitingSA Housing (formerly Portway Housing Association) has strived to provide affordable housing to high-needs families, couples and individuals.

UnitingSA Housing operates as a subsidiary of UnitingSA – a not-for-profit organisation with a long and proud history of building stronger communities.

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How is rent calculated?

We offer two types of housing options: Social Housing and Affordable Housing.

For Social Housing, rent is based on a percentage of household income. Whereas, for Affordable Housing rent is based on a percentage of market rental prices.

Where are our properties located?

While we provide housing across a number of areas in metropolitan Adelaide, most of our housing options are located in the northern and western suburbs.

Download a list of our property locations.

How can I register my interest?

  • Register your interest for Community Housing only

    Download the ‘Registration of Interest for Community Housing’ form. We can also email or post a form to you on request.

    Submit the completed form to UnitingSA Housing, 70 Dale Street, PO Box 3032, Port Adelaide, SA 5015 or email to housing@unitingsa.com.auLodging this form does not guarantee housing and no time frames for housing are offered.

    Please note: Registrations of interest will not be accepted by people already receiving subsidised rental accommodation via other community housing organisations or Housing SA.

    In some situations your support worker – e.g. social worker or medical professional, may undertake a Housing Needs Assessment by completing a Housing Needs Report Form on your behalf and returning this to UnitingSA Housing. This information can be used to help determine which category is most appropriate for you.

     

  • Register your interest for both Public and Community Housing

    If you wish to register for both Public and Community Housing you only need to complete one form.

    Download the ‘Registration of Interest for Public and Community Housing’ form.

    Submit the completed form to Housing SA.

    If you need help or have questions about this registration form, please contact Housing SA on 131 299 or visit a Housing SA office.

    In some situations your support worker – e.g. social worker or medical professional, may undertake a Housing Needs Assessment by completing a Housing Needs Report Form on your behalf and returning this to UnitingSA Housing. This information can be used to help determine which category is most appropriate for you.

     

Need emergency housing?

UnitingSA Housing is unable to offer emergency housing. For crisis situations, contact the Homelessness Gateway 1800 003 308 or Youth Gateway 1800 807 364.

UnitingSA does offer Emergency Assistance services. Click here to find out more. 

Want to get in contact?

We are located at 70 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, SA 5015 (opposite bus stop 39).

Call us on
(08) 8440 2244

Our friendly staff are available to discuss our UnitingSA Housing options on weekdays from 9am – 5pm.

You can also fill out the enquiry form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

70 Dale Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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"Because we feel secure with Portway, I don’t have anxiety about where I live anymore."

Shona and Derek,
Portway Housing tenants