Welcome to
Carrington Cottages

empathy | safety | inclusion | empowerment

We provide safe, comfortable and affordable accommodation for 50 men
on low incomes but we need your support - now more than ever!


From the Chairman

Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated is a registered not-for-profit association that provides boarding house accommodation for homeless men. Located in two nineteenth century terrace houses in Carrington Street, Adelaide (near the Pulteney Street intersection) Carrington Cottages has fifty single bedrooms, with tenants sharing kitchens, bathrooms and backyard recreation areas.

Carrington Cottages receives no direct government funding; we use the rent paid by our tenants to run the boarding house. The SA Government indirectly supports our organisation by leasing the two buildings to us at an affordable rent. The Commonwealth Government pays our tenants on pensions a rental subsidy that enables us to keep the rent we charge at a reasonable level.

Please look around our web site. We are always looking for friends to work with us in supporting homeless men in Adelaide. If you would like to help, please send me an email.

Dr Bill Griffiths
Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated



(08) 8232 2664



132-140 & 154-160
Carrington Street
Adelaide, SA 5000


What is “homelessness”?

The classic definition of homelessness refers to a lack of one or more of the following three basic amenities:

  1. An adequate dwelling place: security, personal safety, protection from the elements, private sleeping arrangements, facilities for cooking meals
  2. Security of tenure in the dwelling place: not subject to eviction without notice
  3. Access to spaces for social relationships: places to invite friends to sit and talk

We believe that everyone should have a safe and secure place to call “home”

At Carrington Cottages we provide the following services for the benefit, comfort and wellbeing of our residents:


We provide safe, comfortable and affordable accomodation. 

Safe, comfortable and affordable accommodation 


Practical support for residents


Coordination of food donations


Organisation of social activities


Transport to medical and welfare appointments


A listening ear and referral to professional services for tenants with issues


Our plans for 2016 and 2017

CCMI and Housing SA have recently agreed on a major repairs and maintenance plan to create up to ten extra bedrooms, to upgrade kitchens, bathrooms, floor coverings and electrical wiring, and to paint internal walls and woodwork throughout. The SA Minister for Social Housing, Hon Zoe Bettison, has approved approved the budget to undertake this project over two State Budget years, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017.

Projects for the near future

  • Upgrade furniture and equipment in residents’ rooms
  • Install photovoltaic electricity systems to reduce our substantial power bills
  • Provide more recreation and common room facilities
  • Provide “starter kits” (basic household goods – linen; cookware; cleaning materials) to residents moving on to private accommodation
  • Provide supervised private accommodation in suburban flats as a first stage for tenants on transition to independent living 
  • Create better “stitched together” tenant support: improve networking and liaison with other Adelaide homelessness agencies