Housing Connect is a one-stop shop for ALL your housing and support needs. One assessment for everything from emergency accommodation to a long-term home. 

Coronavirus Update

Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Rent Relief Scheme

The Tasmanian Government is providing rent relief for residential households who rent homes in the private market and who are experiencing housing stress because of the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The scheme starts on 25 May 2020.

For more information go to https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/housing/rental-services

Housing Connect can help you with:

  • applying for social housing and other housing assistance
  • support and advice with your private rental, including bond and rent arrears
  • finding a bed for the night
  • support and advice on how to stay in your home
  • seeking assistance following family violence
  • information and advice on your housing options.

Applying for housing

Housing Connect is where you apply for private rental assistance, Private Rental Incentives, Social Housing (public and community housing), Rapid Rehousing, Supported Accommodation, and other forms of housing assistance.

Health and Mobility

Applicants are prioritised for social housing based on their assessed need including health and mobility issues.

It means that an applicant may need social housing because their physical and mental health impacts on their ability to get or keep a private rental.

If this is you then you should ask your health professional to complete the Health Assessment Form – Social Housing.

When you make an appointment with your health professional, please let the receptionist know that you will need this form completed.

Please check what the appointment might cost you.

If you need housing assistance you must go to Housing Connect for help.

For more information contact Housing Connect on 1800 800 588

Are you escaping family violence?

If it is an emergency call Tasmania Police: 000

Family Violence Response and Referral Line: 1800 633 937

Fact Sheets

Parliamentarian Consent Form

If you are representing a constituent in relation to services provided by Housing Connect, please use the below consent form as part of your enquiry.