Community Housing Options

Community housing is a social housing option for Tasmanians on low incomes.

Community housing providers can provide more housing services because they have more ways of funding their housing services including maintenance.

Under the Community Housing Growth Program, community housing providers will increase the number of tenancies they manage for Housing Tasmania to around 6 000 properties. This is about half of all the social housing in the State.

Community housing providers will start delivering tenancy management in new suburbs:

Centacare Evolve Housing started on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.

Community Housing Limited and Mission Australia Housing will begin on Tuesday, 2 November 2021.

Housing Choices Tasmania will begin on Monday, 8 November 2021.

If you are looking for social housing, think about applying for both community and public housing (Housing Tasmania) to increase your opportunities for housing.

This includes giving consent to share your information with all the social housing providers who have homes in all the suburbs where you want to live.

You can find out which suburbs have community housing in the table below. You can find out more about the community housing provider by clicking on their logo.

To make an application for social housing you will need to go to Housing Connect. Find a link below under ‘More Information’.

RegionSuburbs Provider
(click on logo to go to website)
South
  • Acton
  • Austins Ferry
  • Bellerive
  • Berriedale
  • Blackmans Bay
  • Bothwell
  • Bridgewater
  • Brighton
  • Cambridge
  • Campania
  • Chigwell
  • Claremont
  • Clarendon Vale
  • Colebrook
  • Gagebrook
  • Geilston Bay
  • Glenorchy
  • Granton
  • Herdsmans Cove
  • Hobart
  • Howrah
  • Huonville
  • Kempton
  • Kingston
  • Kingston Beach
  • Lenah Valley
  • Lindisfarne
  • Lutana
  • Midway Point
  • Montrose
  • Moonah
  • Mornington
  • Mount Nelson
  • New Norfolk
  • New Town
  • North Hobart
  • Nubeena
  • Oakdowns
  • Oatlands
  • Old Beach
  • Orford
  • Richmond
  • Risdon Vale
  • Rokeby
  • Rose Bay
  • Rosetta
  • Sorell
  • South Hobart
  • Triabunna
  • Warrane
  • West Hobart
  • West Moonah


Centacare Evolve Housing

South
  • Bicheno
  • Chigwell
  • Clarendon Vale
  • Midway Point
  • Mornington
  • Orford
  • Risdon Vale
  • Rokeby
  • Sorell
  • Swansea
  • Triabunna
  • Warrane


Mission Australia Housing

South
  • Greater South


Salvation Army

South
  • Acton
  • Berriedale
  • Hobart
  • Huonville
  • Kingston
  • Moonah
  • New Town
Housing Choices Australia 
North
  • Carrick
  • Cressy
  • Deloraine
  • Hadspen
  • Longford
  • Mowbray
  • Mayfield
  • Perth
  • Prospect
  • Prospect Vale
  • Ravenswood
  • Rocherlea
  • St Leonards
  • Summerhill
  • Waverley
  • Westbury


Community Housing Limited

North
  • George Town
Housing Choices Australia 
North
  • Deloraine
  • East Launceston
  • Evandale
  • George Town
  • Hadspen
  • Invermay
  • Kings Meadow
  • Launceston
  • Legana
  • Mayfield
  • Mowbray
  • Newnham
  • Newstead
  • Norwood
  • Prospect
  • Ravenswood
  • Riverside
  • Scottsdale
  • South Launceston
  • St Leonards
  • Summerhill
  • West Launceston
  • Westbury
  • Youngtown
Centacare Evolve Housing 
North West
  • Devonport (some areas)
  • East Devonport
  • Latrobe
  • Stanley
  • Somerset
  • Shorewell Park
  • Smithton
  • Ulverstone
  • West Ulverstone

Housing Choices Australia
North West
  • Brooklyn
  • Burnie
  • Devonport
  • East Devonport
  • Miandetta
  • Quoiba
  • Sheffield
  • Somerset
  • Spreyton
  • Ulverstone
  • Wynyard
Centacare Evolve Housing

More Information

Applying for social housing - Housing Connect

Information for Housing Tasmania Tenants

Find out which suburbs will be managed by community housing providers under the Community Housing Growth Program – Fact sheet – Your New Community Housing Provider.

South

If you live in Austins Ferry, Berriedale, Bothwell, Brighton, Campania, Colebrook, Granton, Kempton, New Norfolk, Oatlands, Old Beach and Rosetta you can find out more about your new tenancy manager, Centacare Evolve Housing – Factsheet - Information for Tenants - CEH.

If you live in Bicheno, Chigwell, Midway Point, Mornington, Orford, Risdon Vale, Sorell, Swansea, Triabunna and Warrane you can find out more about your new tenancy manager, Mission Australia Housing – Factsheet – Information for tenants - MAH.

If you have a tenancy with Housing Tasmania, you can find out if your suburb is included and more about tenancies with community housing providers –  Fact sheet – New community housing suburbs

North

If you live in Carrick, Cressy, Deloraine, Hadspen, Longford, Perth, Prospect, Prospect Vale, St Leonards, Summerhill and Westbury you can find out more about your new tenancy manager, Community Housing Limited – Factsheet - Information for Tenants - CHL.

North West

If you live in Stanley, Smithton, Ulverstone and some areas in Devonport you can find out more about your new tenancy manager, Housing Choices Tasmania – Factsheet – Information for Tenants - HCT.

Community Housing Growth Program – What it means for the social housing system

Information for housing and homelessness services

Social Housing Policy

Aboriginal Housing Policy

Backyard Units Policy