RSL Care SA provides a range of affordable housing options for veterans and ex-service persons.
39 affordable housing properties for ex-service personnel and their dependents.
The ARVL program provides accommodation and support for veterans experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
Andrew Russell Veteran Living (ARVL) is named after Sergeant Andrew Russell. Sergeant Russell was a South Australian soldier with the Australian Army. Andrew was killed in Afghanistan in February 2002 when the long range patrol vehicle he was travelling in struck a suspected anti-vehicle mine.
The aim of Andrew Russell Veteran Living is to ensure that every ex-service person in SA who is homeless or at risk of homelessness has the opportunity to access appropriate and affordable housing solutions. We aim to provide practical supports that enable veterans to generate positive accommodation outcomes for themselves.
ARVL partners with a range of providers to expand services and support offerings to encourage residents to make connections and pathways necessary to access individualised wrap around services they may need.
ARVL Affordable Housing
ARVL’s affordable housing portfolio consists of 36 affordable units and 3 houses designed to provide long term housing solutions for ex-service personnel and their dependents. These properties are targeted to applicants on low to moderate-income.
To be eligible a person must be:
- an ex-service personnel
- a spouse/partner of an ex-serving member
- a direct dependent/s of an ex-serving member
ARVL’s affordable housing portfolio consists of:
- 5 x one-bedroom units
- 3 x three bedroom houses
- 16 x one-bedroom units
- 7 x two-bedroom units
- 8 x one-bedroom units
ARVL Emergency Accommodation
ARVL’s emergency accommodation consists of 10 units, in the suburb of Sturt, designed to provide temporary accommodation for veterans who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in need of transit accommodation.
Our program operates with a ‘housing first solution’ and our primary goal is to focus on housing pathways to assist veterans in securing permanent housing. Additionally, whilst residing in our emergency accommodation, we develop individualised case plans to assist veterans to actively work towards addressing their situation of homelessness by engaging with external support agencies and relevant Ex-Service Organisations.
To be eligible you must be a former member of the Australian Defence Force who:
- Is homeless, at risk of being homeless or in need of transit accommodation
- Is able to live independently
- Does not have any serious behavioural or drug and alcohol issues or dependence
- Does not have any children or pets that would need to reside with them on a permanent basis
- Is willing to continue medical and psychological treatment as advised by practitioners
- Is willing to engage with support services identified in the individual case plan.
For more information on ARVL, please contact the Program Manager on 0488 137 570.
Donating to ARVL – All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of donations received go directly to the programs.
Andrew Russell Veteran Living
War Veterans Home
55 Ferguson Avenue
Myrtle Bank, SA 5064
Phone: (08) 8379 2600
Fax: (08) 8338 2577