Specialist Housing

Specialist Housing

Access Housing manages a range of properties that are specifically designed or acquired for people with either a disability or a need for support. These properties can either be long term or transitional.

Accommodation for clients requiring support is allocated in partnership with supporting agencies only.

Independent Living Program (ILP) for people with mental illness

Access Housing has a significant portfolio providing long term accommodation to tenants with severe and persistent mental illness. If you think you are eligible for our ILP, please apply through your local mental health clinic or contact your local Access Housing office. Your application will need to be supported by your case manager.

Mental Health and Disability – Community Disability Housing program

Access Housing works with a range of disability support agencies to provide permanent, supported accommodation for tenants with disabilities. We receive nominations for properties via the following;

  • Disabilities Service Commission
  • Mental Health Commission
  • Drug and Alcohol Services

Please discuss your requirements with your case worker if you think you qualify.

Transitional Accommodation

Access Housing provides a range of short to medium term accommodation, which is accessed via various support services in the community. If you are working with support service providers that have access to accommodation, they will discuss with you directly if you qualify.

To be eligible for Transitional Accommodation, in general you need to satisfy the eligibility requirements to go on the Housing Authority’s Joint Wait List and then meet the specific requirements of the particular program you wish to apply for, including:

Youth
Domestic Violence
Refugee
Homeless