Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)

The Tasmanian Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) has the primary goal of helping individuals dealing with mental health challenges in keeping stable housing situations, thereby preventing homelessness. Additionally, the initiative offers aid in sustaining tenancies and eases the progression towards self-sufficient living within the community.

HASI bridges the gap in existing services for individuals with moderate support requirements. Through the provision of comprehensive support, both clinical and non-clinical, participants are enabled to achieve self-reliance. Participants supported through HASI are provided approximately 4-5 hours of support per week.

100% of HASI participants reported better awareness of, and connection to local services including, GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, other allied health services, recreational providers, vocational providers, housing and Men’s Sheds.

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

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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