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.

Our services

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.

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Housing Connect

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.

Housing Connect

Mick’s Story

“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.”

Funding

Housing Connect is supported by the Crown through the Department of Communities Tasmania.

Consent forms

Authorisation to enquire on behalf of a client

You can use this form to request that another person or organisation can enquire on your behalf in relation to your Housing Connect Services. If you have a member of parliament, you must direct your enquiry to the Minister for Housing, the Hon Roger Jaensch MP. Online Form

Parliamentarian Consent Form

If you are representing a constituent in relation to services provided by Housing Connect, please use this application form. Download

Residential Rent Relief Grant

The Tasmanian Government is providing rent relief for residential households who rent homes in the private market and who are experiencing housing stress because of the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you'd like more information about the eligibility requirements and how to apply, click below. Find out more
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.

 

A North West Coast woman has new hope after being supported by Anglicare in her search for a private rental.

Anglicare delivers the Housing Connect service in the North and North West – a one-stop shop for all housing and support needs. Housing Connect is where people can get information and advice about a variety of housing options including social housing and emergency accommodation.

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