Housing Tasmania

Housing Tasmania is committed to improving the life of Tasmanians in need by reducing homelessness and housing stress.

Housing Tasmania provides housing assistance for Tasmanians with low incomes and special needs. We directly provide some services, and we fund other organisations to deliver services.

The range of housing and homelessness products and services for people on low to moderate incomes with housing needs in Tasmania include:

  • homelessness shelters
  • supported accommodation
  • public rental housing
  • aboriginal rental housing
  • community rental housing
  • assistance to private renters
  • home ownership assistance.

Housing Tasmania operates within the Department of Communities Tasmania. Our strategic direction is outlined in the Departments Strategic Plan, while our operational plans focus on the delivery of the services that provide better outcomes for our clients.

Housing Tasmania is within the Housing, Disability and Community Services (HDCS) business unit that provides a range of services to assist vulnerable people to participate in the community.

At Housing Tasmania, we work hard to provide housing support to people in need. We want to offer you good services.

Our structure includes:

Program Support

Provides a coordinated support role to HDCS including data, information and business systems; and executive, business and administrative support, including Ministerial and  corporate liaison.

Housing Programs

Provides planning, purchasing and performance functions to ensure that the overall housing system design is effective, and programs are operating both effectively and efficiently. This includes housing advice, performance advice, program development and program delivery.

Portfolio and Supply

Delivers all asset management functions including asset planning, maintenance, capital upgrading and construction. This includes Housing Tasmania’s sales program.

Tenancy Services

Manages tenancy outcomes achieved through social housing providers (including Housing Tasmania and Better Housing Futures). This includes the delivery of tenancy services state wide for around 8 000 public and Aboriginal housing properties.