Tasmanians in need are able to access assistance tailored to their individual needs across the entire housing system, from emergency accommodation to home ownership products. This means Tasmania is providing the most integrated housing and homelessness system in Australia.
There are over 12 000 social housing properties in Tasmania that are owned by the Director of Housing on behalf of the Tasmanian Government . Around 6 000 homes are managed by the Tasmanian Government’ social housing service, Housing Tasmania, and around 6 000, properties are managed by community housing providers. Community housing providers also manage homes they have funded themselves or homes on behalf of private owners to support social or supported housing.
Housing assistance can be accessed through Housing Connect. Housing Connect is where people go for housing assistance and support and provides one assessment for everything from emergency accommodation to a long-term home.
As depicted in the diagram below, there are many pathways into housing. Tasmanians in need can apply for private rental assistance, social housing and supported accommodation, or they can be safely housed during a time of crisis. Housing Connect can also provide people with housing related support and information, advice and referral to other support services available to them in Tasmania.
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