Sustaining Tenancies


Sustaining Tenancies in Social Housing (STSH) assists people living in the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) Social Housing to maintain their tenancy and increase their overall wellbeing.

The STSH team works closely with the Strawberry Hills DCJ Housing office assisting tenants to access support, brokerage, advocacy, and other services.

Using a shared-care approach, we work with organisations around the region to support people at risk of homelessness to help maintain their tenancy and improve wellbeing.

Reasons for referral to the STSH program can include:

  • rental arrears
  • property care concerns
  • hoarding behaviours and people living in squalor environments
  • anti-social behaviour warnings
  • property damage
  • unmet psychosocial needs
  • assistance with transfers, subsidies, or other housing processes

Service details

Entry Criteria: STSH referrals are directly from the Specialised Tenancy Team within DCJ Housing Strawberry Hills. STSH referrals are identified by the DCJ Housing Team.

This service is funded by the Department of Communities and Justice.