This page provides basic information for both the Affordable and Social Housing options we manage as landlords, as well as details about how to register your interest for this housing.
Emergency Housing - Junction Australia does not provide emergency housing. In specific circumstances, we do provide accommodation through our Community Services division depending on availability and eligibility. Click here for information on Homelessness.
Eligibility criteria for each of our housing options is different. Some of the eligibility requirements depend on:
Our affordable housing options are aimed at people who have difficulty getting into the private housing market, but who may not otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for our Social Housing options.
Rent is based on a percentage of market rental rates, and household income eligibility limits apply.
Some of our housing is subject to the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). If you wish to be eligible for NRAS Housing, the household income eligibility limits that apply are set by the Australian Department of Social Services. To find out the household eligibility limits and to find out more about NRAS housing, click here to navigate to the Australian Government NRAS website.
To be eligible for this type of income-based rent housing (also known as Community Housing) with Junction Australia, applicants must:
If you would like to be considered for any of our housing options, you need to complete and return a Registration of Interest form and a Housing Needs Assessments form to us, together with any documents you are required to provide. If you are unable to print these documents, please contact us on (08) 8275 8700.
IMPORTANT: We will also need proof of your income and identification. This is needed for any household members over the age of 16 years. Details for these are listed on the Registration of Interest Form.
View Eligibility for Community Housing sheets.
View Registration Checklist.
View Registration of Interest form (ROI).
View Housing Needs Report Form Community Housing form (HNA).
Once we receive your completed Registration of Interest (ROI) form and all required supporting documents, your details are entered onto the Community Housing Customer Register. Once you have registered on the Community Housing Register, your details can be made available to other community housing providers in South Australia. You may be housed by a different community housing provider in South Australia if and when a house becomes available that you meet the eligibility for.
Based on the information provided in your HNA, each registrant is assigned a housing-need category of 1, 2 or 3 (category 1 being the highest need).
A confirmation letter will be sent to you (or the nominated contact or Support Worker indicated in your ROI) setting out your registration number and the category of need you have been allocated.
If and when your circumstances change after you have been registered, it is your responsibility to let us know. After you have been registered, any changes in your circumstances must be notified in writing using the Change of Circumstance form below.
View Change of Circumstance form.
Junction Australia can access your information from the Community Housing Customer register should a suitable property become available for which you are eligible. Even if you have special circumstances it may still take a very long time before you are offered a property. This is because there may be other applicants with special circumstances who have already been approved for earlier housing assistance or the properties that become available may not match your circumstances.
Please note that waiting times for available housing can vary, and may take years. This can be the case even if you have special circumstances. This is because demand for community housing in South Australia far exceeds the number of houses that community housing providers have available.
If you are at risk of becoming homeless or are currently homeless there are other options and services that may be available to you. The following gateway services can assist you:
Youth Gateway Service on 1800 807 364 (youth specific, free call, weekdays 7am – 7pm)
Generic Homelessness Gateway Service on 1800 003 308 (all ages, free call, available 24/7)
Domestic Violence Gateway Helpline – 1800 800 098 (free call, available 24/7)