Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)

The Tasmanian Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) aims to support people with mental ill-health to maintain their housing to avoid becoming homeless. They also help people to sustain their tenancies, and to transition to independent living in the community.

HASI seeks to address gaps in services for people with low to moderate support needs to access integrated clinical and non-clinical support in order to reach a level of self-reliance and transitions participants from an at-risk tenancy into successful independent living.

HASI provides case management to shared clients of Community Mental Health teams. The program also provides ongoing co-located support from a HASI clinical worker and Housing Connect teams with specialised advice.

Those eligible for the Tasmanian Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative are people in the community who are:

• Aged 18-64
• Live in Greater Hobart area
• Have a mental-health diagnosis
• Have a social or community housing tenancy
• Do not receive NDIS funding
• Low-medium support needs
• Consenting and willing to participate in the program

Through the Tasmanian Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative, clients have been given funding for skip bins and cleaning services, and assistance accessing health services including psychologists, psychiatrists, and GPs.

HASI began as a two-year trial program in September 2019, and in 2021 on-going funding was announced. HASI is funded by Department of Health in Tasmania.

If you believe that the HASI program sounds like something you may be interested in, please speak with your Adult Community Mental Health Services case manager, Homes Tasmania or Community Housing Tenancy Officer for more information.

I can’t thank them enough. They are a caring and thoughtful group. Thank you always.

HASI client

During the 2022 – 2023 financial year we:

Supported 19 clients as part of the program.

100% of participants reported better awareness of support services available to them.

88% said they experienced much improved housing stability through HASI.

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