Housing Support

Finding the right home is a big part of life and an important decision for anyone. At Anglicare, we offer flexible options for you to find the home that's right for you. We work with you to find the best option based on what you need.

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Housing Connect

Having safe and secure housing

For those needing assistance with housing – get help with crisis accommodation, bond and rent for private rentals and apply for public or community housing.

As well as information, advice and referral to many other services, Housing Connect can provide ongoing support to people to establish or maintain long term housing. Housing Connect can also provide support to people who are already in housing but having difficulty because of things like too many bills.

 

What does Housing Connect do?

Housing Connect is the one-stop shop for all your housing and support needs. One assessment for everything from emergency accommodation to a long-term home. Housing Connect can help you with:

- applying for social housing

- support and advice with your private rental, including bond and rent arrears and other programs such as rapid Re-housing and the Private Rental Incentive Scheme

- finding a bed for the night

- support and advice on how to stay in your home

- assistance for people escaping family violence

- information and advice on your housing options.

 

Details

Cost to you - Free service

Serving Regions - Statewide

 

Referral process 

For more information call Housing Connect 1800 800 588 or email Housing Tasmania on housingconnect@dhhs.tas.gov.au

 

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 funded by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Service