Housing and Homelessness

MHACA has a long history of advocating for safe, secure and affordable housing, and the need for adequate support for tenants with mental health challenges.

Tenancy Support Program

The Tenancy Support Program is a participant-centred case management service with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies tailored to individuals living with severe and persistent mental health issues.

The Tenancy Support Program develops a tailored plan to meet the specific needs of people and to help sustain their tenancies including through advocacy, case management, financial planning and referrals to other services.

The program:

  • helps participants to develop an understanding of their obligations under the Residential Tenancy Act
  • provides education about the Public Housing Safety Officers (if applicable)
  • develops a holistic and participant-centred case management plan for every participant

Who can participate?

Participants can be referred by the Department of Housing, other agencies, or through a self-referral process. To be eligible, participants must have a psychiatric disability or be experiencing mental health difficulties. Download a MHACA referral form.

Housing Psychosocial and Support Program

The Housing Psychosocial and Support Program provides services that are individualised, holistic, integrated, culturally responsive safe and flexible, to enable people with mental illness to remain living as independently as possible in the community and their environment of choice.

The target group for the service are people with a diagnosed mental illness who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or inappropriately housed and require intensive support to gain or sustain housing in the community.

The program is a partnership between MHACA and the Northern Territory Department of Health, Central Australian Mental Health Service, Northern Territory Families, Housing and Communities, Anglicare NT and Central Australian Affordable Housing Company.

Contact MHACA

📞 (08) 8950 4600
📧 info@mhaca.org.au

14 Lindsay Ave
Alice Springs NT 0870

PO Box 2326
Alice Springs NT 0871


Office: 8.30am–4.00pm

Drop-in: Monday