Fact sheet - About Housing Connect

Housing Connect

Housing Connect is Tasmania’s front door for housing assistance, including homelessness accommodation and support, social housing, and affordable private rentals.

How Housing Connect can help

Housing Connect helps people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness.

It provides one assessment for everything from crisis accommodation to a long-term home.

Housing Connect is provided by two organisations: Colony 47 in the South and Anglicare in the North and North-West.

A Housing Connect assessment will identify and prioritise your housing need, provide information about your housing options, and refer eligible Tasmanians to appropriate housing assistance and services, including:

  • affordable private rentals
  • social housing
  • supported accommodation
  • crisis and transitional accommodation
  • brokerage and material assistance
  • after-hours assistance
  • housing support
  • referral to other support services.

For more information about the range of help available through Housing Connect, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are a housing, homelessness or support service provider, find out more on our Information for Partners page.

Contact Housing Connect

Call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Housing Connect front door offices are open from 9am – 5pm weekdays.

Housing Connect offices are located at:

South Hobart Colony 47, Level 3, 181 Collins Street
 
North Launceston Anglicare, 118 Elizabeth Street
 
North-West Devonport Anglicare, 31 King Street
Burnie Anglicare, 51 Wilmot Street
Smithton Wyndarra Centre, 43 Smith Street
Monday: 1pm – 4pm
Tuesday – Friday: 10:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Connecting you to support

Housing Connect can refer you to support if you need more help to find and keep housing. This might include referring you to specialist services if you need them, such as alcohol and drug services or mental health services.

Housing support is provided by seven organisations:

  1. Anglicare (statewide)
  2. CatholicCare (statewide)
  3. Colony 47 (South)
  4. Hobart City Mission (South)
  5. Salvation Army (South)
  6. Wintringham (South)
  7. Wyndarra Centre (Circular Head)

Crisis and transitional accommodation

You can access crisis accommodation if you are homeless or at high risk of homelessness either through Housing Connect or by contacting the accommodation service directly.

Unaccompanied children, 12-15 years

South Boys and girls Colville Place Youth at Risk Centre 1800 931 686
North Boys and girls Malana Youth at Risk Centre 6709 8444

Young people, 13-20 years

South Young women AK (Annie Kenney) 6272 7751 or 0418 134 221
Mara House 6231 2782
Young men Pathways Launch 6224 3090
Youthcare 1800 243 232
 
North Young women Karinya Young Women’s Service 6331 0774
Young men Youth Futures 6331 6622
 
North-West Young women and men Youth Family Community Connections Burnie 6431 9230
Youth Family Community Connections Devonport 6424 7375 or 6424 9520

Women with or without children

South   Hobart Women’s Shelter 6273 8455
Jireh House 6232 3850
McCombe House 6228 1099
Young women with or expecting a child Hobart City Mission – Small Steps Program 6215 4200
 
North  Launceston Women’s Shelter 6344 5322
Young women with or expecting a child Karinya Young Mums 'n' Bubs 6331 8403
 
North-West  Warrawee Inc. 6425 1382
Oakleigh Accommodation Services 6431 9015

Men

South   Bethlehem House 6234 4594
Men with children DIY Dads 6215 4200
 
North Men with or without children Launceston City Mission 6335 3000
 
North-West  Salvation Army Housing 6431 9015