Assistance for your housing support needs.
We understand that many Tasmanians can’t afford to buy a house. There is also a big shortage of rental properties. When searching for an affordable home, many people will live in a series of short-term, problematic housing situations, often relying on the help of family or friends to put them up temporarily. This instability can affect health and wellbeing, make it difficult to keep children in school, and can make employment or looking for work very difficult.
So we work with people to help obtain and maintain tenancies.
Finding the right home is a big part of life and an important decision for anyone.
At Anglicare, we can also connect people to other services they may need during this time to improve their wellbeing and personal opportunities. Our services include:
- Supported accommodation for adults who are looking for safe and affordable long-term housing with onsite support
- Transitional accommodation for young people who are looking to pursue education and employment in a supported environment
- Shelter accommodation for young men in Hobart
- Financial counselling
Click here to find supported accommodation nearest to you.
Having safe and secure housing
Access to Anglicare’s Housing Support services is through Housing Connect.
Housing Connect is the one-stop shop for all your housing and support needs. You will only need to have one assessment, for emergency accommodation or a long-term home.
Housing Connect can help you with:
- applying for public or community housing
- support and advice with your private rental, including bond and rent arrears
- emergency accommodation
- support and advice on how to stay in your home
- help after family violence
- information and advice on your housing options.
Housing Connect is a free service.
To find out more, please call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588.
“I had just lost my job and my marriage had broken down. I was staying with some friends for a couple of months but they had just told me that I’d need to move out. I spent a few nights sleeping in my car, but it was freezing cold and pretty miserable.
When I came into Housing Connect, they were able to arrange crisis accommodation at a local shelter. They helped me to apply for public housing and private rental assistance, and referred me to a Housing Connect support worker. I got on the waiting list for public housing and my support worker helped me apply for a couple of private rentals. They also helped me get some counselling to help me deal with my marriage break-up.
About six weeks after sending out the applications, I was accepted into the flat by one of the local real estate agents. Housing Connect helped out with some of the bond and rent on the new place and supported the move. My support worker was also able to get some furniture and other house basics from local charity organisations.
While it’s still early days in the new place, I’m finally starting to settle in. I’m now able to spend more time with my son who stays over once a week.”
Housing Connect is supported by the Crown through the Department of Communities Tasmania.
I really didn’t have anything – nothing at all. I didn’t know what I was going to do or how to go about finding a suitable place. The worry was so draining. But then I went to Anglicare because I’d heard they help.