Our vision is for affordable, appropriate, safe and secure housing for all and an end to homelessness.
Our mission is to provide a united voice for services and service users that creates a framework to effect positive change in the housing and homelessness sector.
We work to ensure that low-income and disadvantaged people in Tasmania have access to housing that is affordable, safe, secure and appropriate to their needs.
The Tasmanian Homelessness and Housing Workforce Symposium, held in 2016, brought together homelessness sector workers, consumers and Housing Tas representatives to discuss ways to improve engagement with people accessing homelessness services. A result of this event is a set of ‘how-to’ guides, that provide a practical resource for the sector and assistance in implementing discussed strategies for consumer consultation. Please click on this box to access the set of 'how-to' guides and find more information.
A report in the Australian on 10 February suggested that the Commonwealth is considering cutting the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). The NAHA provides the majority of the subsidies for public housing and funding for homelessness services. In Tasmania, this was worth $28.4 million in 2016/17. National Shelter have produced some documents relating to this issue, and you can find them, plus some more information on the NAHA, by clicking this box.