Homes Tasmania is building more opportunities to increase housing for young Tasmanians in need with the expansion of the Youth2Independence (Y2I) program for young people aged 16-24 years.

There are currently four Y2I facilities statewide:

  • Thyne House in Launceston (50 beds)
  • Eveline House in Devonport (25 beds)
  • Trinity Hill in Hobart (46 beds)
  • Campbell St in Hobart (26 beds).

A fifth Y2I site is under construction in Burnie, with the 25-bed facility on schedule for completion in the last quarter of 2024.

The site is located near TasTAFE, health and transport services.

Each young person living at the facility will have their own studio space and have access to an onsite manager, shared kitchen, and indoor and outdoor recreation and quiet spaces.

An artist's impression of the Burnie Youth 2 Independence facility.

An artist's impression of the Burnie Youth2Independence facility.

The Y2I program has been expanded with Y2I homes, which has delivered 20 new modular homes and will convert 10 larger public housing properties.

Read more about the Youth2Independence program here.