Transitional housing is a form of social housing assistance for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The transitional accommodation offered by SAHSSI is targeted for single women and women with children.
Clients in these properties sign a lease under the Residential Tenancies Act and are entitled to a subsidised rent according to their household income. SAHSSI is currently responsible for the management of 38 transitional properties in the Illawarra and hasaccess to 7 properties in the Shoalhaven.
SAHSSI also has partnerships with local Community Housing Providers, such as Housing Trust to increase our transitional housing options. As transitional housing is not long-term housing, it is accompanied by support from a SAHSSIOutreach Case Manager who will support the tenant to stabilise their circumstances and move on to more appropriate long term housing.
The terms and conditions of your tenancy are set out in a Residential Tenancy Agreement that is covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 2010.
If you accept an offer of transitional housing, you will be required to enter into a tenancy agreement with SAHSSI (Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra) under a transitional housing program.
Semi-Independent Transitional Housing Bedsitters
The managed properties provide accommodation to women and children exiting the Supported Crisis Accommodation and from other Government and non-Government organisations, allowing a transition period for the women to seek permanent accommodation.