Homes Tasmania is Tasmania’s housing and homelessness system manager.
Tasmanians in need can get help to meet their needs across the entire housing system, from crisis accommodation to home ownership products. This means Tasmania is providing the most integrated housing and homelessness system in Australia.
Homes Tasmania owns a portfolio of about 13 000 social housing properties around Tasmania. About 5 000 of those homes are managed by Homes Tasmania and around 6 000 are managed by community housing providers. More than 300 Homes Tasmania properties are allocated to Aboriginal housing and about 1 400 properties are leased to supported accommodation providers.
In addition to these homes, community housing providers also manage properties 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 crisis accommodation to a long-term home.
As shown 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.
Find more information on Tasmania's housing and homelessness programs.