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Riverland residents tell their story in new social housing booklet

2014-05-22

A new collection of personal stories from people in the Riverland who have received housing support from Housing SA will be launched at Berri today.

The new booklet - Home, where we are - features stories from 24 Riverland locals detailing their housing hopes, struggles and experiences. 

Social Housing Minister Zoe Bettison said the booklet is the result of a series of interviews with tenants conducted by Housing SA staff at Berri.

"I am really pleased that so many people have shared their stories for the booklet," Ms Bettison said.

"While their experiences are all quite different, one thing they have in common is how important their home is.  Home is important to all of us – it's a value that we all share.

"Another common thread throughout the stories is a strong love for the Riverland.  The tenants proudly speak about the many things they love about the region.

Ms Bettison said the project grew out of Housing SA's new vision for the future – 'connecting people to place'. 

"Customers have better experiences if they have effective connections with their community and access the services they need," Ms Bettison said.

"The booklet demonstrates that our Riverland customers have a great connection to this place.

"I'd also like to personally thank the dedicated staff at Housing SA in Berri for collecting and collating these inspiring stories."

The booklet will be launched by Housing SA staff today, Thursday, 22 May, 2014 in the Len Mahoney Room of the Berri-Barmera Town Hall.

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