[RentRight SA](https://www.syc.net.au/home/rentrightsa/) is a free and independent service that assists people to maintain their tenancies in private rental, community housing or public housing.
[RentRight SA](https://www.syc.net.au/home/rentrightsa/) provides advice, guidance and advocacy regarding:
- Bond disputes
- Property maintenance
- Unpaid rent
Their tenancy team can also help you access legal, health and social services to maintain your tenancy.
Call [RentRight SA](https://www.syc.net.au/home/rentrightsa/) to speak to a tenancy advisor or go to their web site to make an online enquiry.
[HomeStart](https://www.homestart.com.au/) is a State Government organisation that is focused on providing affordable home loans for South Australians.
Homestart has a number of different loans that can reduce your upfront costs and boost your borrowing power.
For further information about their loans and your eligibility contact Homestart or go to their [website](https://www.homestart.com.au/).
Their website also has a range of easy to use tools and calculators about how much you can borrow and what your repayments may be.
SA Housing Authority delivers social housing services under the banner of “[Housing SA](https://www.housing.sa.gov.au/housing-sa-information)”.
Housing SA provides rental properties for people on lower incomes where tenants typically pay no more than 25% of their income
Visit their website for further information on all topics related to public housing and to register for [public and community housing](https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing/public-and-community-housing/register-for-housing).
This [program](https://www.housing.sa.gov.au/about-us/policies/private-rental-liaison-program-policy) is for people having difficulty getting a private rental by themselves, who could maintain a private rental with help.
Customers can be referred to the Private Rental Liaison Program after a housing advice appointment, a Private Rental Assistance Program assessment or they’ve attended a Housing SA private rental liaison workshop.
Housing SA will provide information, practical assistance and support where possible to help maintain a private rental tenancy for, at most, the first six months of the tenancy.
For further information look at the [program](https://www.housing.sa.gov.au/about-us/policies/private-rental-liaison-program-policy) web site.
You may be able to get help from the SA Housing Authority with paying for all or part of a bond and up to two weeks' rent in advance.
This is to help you get a rental property such as a private rental, boarding house & shelters or community housing . For more information about who can apply go to the website below.
You can apply online through the web site below yourself or a support worker can help you apply.
Rent Assistance is a non-taxable income supplement paid to people who rent in the private rental market or community housing. Rent assistance is work out as part of the process for claiming a social security payment of Family tax Benefit Part A.
For more information about assistance and eligibility please go to the [web site](https://www.dss.gov.au/housing-support/programmes-services/commonwealth-rent-assistance).
The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) makes affordable private rental housing available to low and moderate income families and households.
To rent a NRAS property in South Australia you must contact [NRAS property managers](https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/housing-support/programs-services/national-rental-affordability-scheme/nras-tenancy-managers#sa) directly. There are eligibility criteria for NRAS tenants.
The [Affordable Homes Program](http://www.affordablehomes.sa.gov.au/) gives eligible buyers the opportunity to buy affordable homes in South Australia, before they are available on the open market — meaning low to middle income earners have the opportunity to buy a home for a period of time at a fixed price, without having to compete with investors.
To be among the first to know about available Affordable Homes go to their website and register for their email alert service.
The website has further information on the homes available and eligibility.
The [First Home Owner Grant](http://www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au/grants-and-concessions/first-home-owners) (FHOG) is paid by the State Government to eligible first home owners.
The payment is made only after an application has been submitted and approved.
The grant is a one off payment of up to $15,000 that is for the purchase or construction of a new residential property such as a house, flat, unit, townhouse or apartment anywhere in South Australia.
The residential property must be occupied by you as your principal place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months starting within 12 months of the date of settlement for contracts to purchase, or the date construction is completed for owner builders or contracts to build. Full eligibility requirements and further information are available on the [website](http://www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au/grants-and-concessions/first-home-owners).