Homes Tasmania’s inaugural CEO commenced in March 2023.
Eleri Morgan-Thomas has around four decades’ experience in the Australian housing sector.
Beginning her career as a youth shelter worker in the western suburbs of Sydney, she soon realised that the determinants of homelessness were largely structural and directed her efforts to changing the system.
She has worked with Queensland Shelter and as President of National Shelter. As CEO of the NSW Federation of Housing Associations (now CHIA), she led the sector through the introduction of the National Community Housing Standards and registration. She also established Mission Australia Housing, now a nationwide, Tier 1 community housing provider.
Before joining Homes Tasmania, Eleri worked for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice and was responsible for establishing the NSW Social and Affordable Housing Fund. Modelled on a Public Private Partnership, the Fund delivered 3 400 new social and affordable housing properties, owned and managed by community housing providers and supported by a 25-year income stream. The NSW model has been taken up by the Commonwealth Housing Australia Future Fund.
Eleri is proud to be the CEO of Homes Tasmania in a new era of state housing authorities. With scope to work across the housing system and with an appreciation of how housing markets work, she wants to contribute to making Tasmania a great place to live affordably and sustainably for all.
Our organisational structure
Our business is delivered across three service delivery programs and is supported by three enabling services.
The Community Infrastructure program delivers strategic and operational asset management functions, including asset planning and procurement, maintenance, capital upgrading, and construction for properties owned in full by Homes Tasmania or on behalf of other Tasmanian Government agencies.
The program is also responsible for Homes Tasmania’s home ownership assistance program MyHome.
Housing Policy and Programs
The Housing Policy and Programs unit performs the core system management functions of strategy and planning, purchasing, performance management, monitoring, reporting, and analysis for housing and homelessness services in Tasmania.
The branch is responsible for partnerships with housing support providers, community housing providers and community support services to achieve positive outcomes for people accessing housing assistance in Tasmania.
The unit is also responsible for leading the development of the Tasmanian Housing Strategy on behalf of the Tasmanian Government.
Tenancy Services provides tenancy management services for Tasmania’s public housing, which is around half of all social housing stock in the state. These services include:
- lease sign ups and renewals
- rent management
- property inspections
- tenancy issues, including tenancy interviews to help sustain tenancies.
Tenancy Services works in accordance with the Homes Tasmania Act 2022 and the Residential Tenancy Act to help those Tasmanians in greatest need access and sustain safe, affordable and appropriate housing for the duration of their need.
Office of the Chief Executive Officer
The Office of the Chief Executive Officer is made up of four teams:
- Executive Services, who support the CEO, Homes Tasmania Executive and the Homes Tasmania Board and coordinate workflow between Homes Tasmania and the Minister’s Office.
- Governance Services, who coordinate Homes Tasmania’s statutory reporting obligations, plus risk management, interaction with statutory agencies, eg Ombudsman, and Right to Information requests.
- Communications and Media, who are responsible for public communications, media, public relations and stakeholder engagement strategy for Homes Tasmania.
- People and Wellbeing, who deliver human resource-related activity, establishment management, recruitment services, onboarding and staff movements, including the provision of support for Homes Tasmania in meeting health, safety and wellbeing responsibilities.
Information and Technology Management Services
This unit provides data and information management, business applications and technology support and administration, and technology-driven projects that enable Homes Tasmania to achieve its objectives with a digital operating environment that supports the organisation’s plans and strategies.
Business and Financial Services
This unit provides budget development, management and monitoring, internal and external reporting and coordinates our statutory financial reporting obligations.