Housing Connect

The Hous­ing Con­nect System

Hous­ing Con­nect is where peo­ple go for hous­ing assis­tance and sup­port. It pro­vides one assess­ment for every­thing from emer­gency accom­mo­da­tion to a long term home.

What assis­tance does Hous­ing Con­nect provide?

Hous­ing Con­nect helps low-income Tas­ma­ni­ans, includ­ing peo­ple who are home­less or at risk of home­less­ness, to find or main­tain appro­pri­ate and afford­able homes.

Through Hous­ing Con­nect peo­ple can apply for afford­able pri­vate rentals, 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.

Who pro­vides Hous­ing Con­nect services?

Front Door services

Front Door ser­vices are pro­vid­ed by two lead organ­i­sa­tions; Colony 47 in the South and Angli­care in the North and North West. Front Door ser­vices pro­vide the first point of con­tact for Tas­ma­ni­ans requir­ing hous­ing and hous­ing-relat­ed sup­port. They pro­vide imme­di­ate assis­tance, assess­ment and refer­ral for peo­ple who need help with hous­ing or who are homeless.

Front Door staff iden­ti­fy and pri­ori­tise peo­ples’ hous­ing needs and pro­vide infor­ma­tion about their hous­ing options and choic­es. Front Door staff con­nect eli­gi­ble Tas­ma­ni­ans to appro­pri­ate hous­ing assis­tance and ser­vices including:

  • Afford­able pri­vate rentals
  • Social hous­ing
  • Sup­port­ed accommodation
  • Cri­sis and tran­si­tion­al accommodation
  • Mate­r­i­al assistance
  • After-hours assis­tance
  • Hous­ing sup­port services

Front Door ser­vices con­nect peo­ple to the ser­vice they need. They do not direct­ly house people.

Hous­ing sup­port services

Hous­ing Sup­port ser­vices pro­vide sup­port to Tas­ma­ni­ans who need more inten­sive help to access or main­tain hous­ing. Some­times, this might involve con­nect­ing peo­ple with oth­er spe­cial­ist ser­vices. Hous­ing Sup­port is avail­able for as long as need­ed, regard­less of whether the per­son moves house.

Hous­ing Sup­port ser­vices are only accessed via refer­ral from a Hous­ing Con­nect Front Door service.

Hous­ing Sup­port ser­vices are pro­vid­ed by six organ­i­sa­tions – Angli­care (statewide), Catholic­Care (statewide), Colony 47 (south), Hobart City Mis­sion (south), Sal­va­tion Army (south), and Wyn­dar­ra Cen­tre (Cir­cu­lar Head).

Cri­sis and tran­si­tion­al accom­mo­da­tion services

Cri­sis and Tran­si­tion­al Accom­mo­da­tion ser­vices pro­vide emer­gency accom­mo­da­tion to Tas­ma­ni­ans who are in hous­ing cri­sis (home­less or at high risk of homelessness).

Cri­sis and Tran­si­tion­al Accom­mo­da­tion ser­vices can be accessed direct­ly or via referral.

Cri­sis and Tran­si­tion­al Accom­mo­da­tion ser­vices pro­vide short term accom­mo­da­tion, sup­port and assis­tance to address a person’s imme­di­ate needs. They work with Hous­ing Sup­port ser­vices to help peo­ple find safe, longer-term accom­mo­da­tion that suits their needs.