Housing Connect Support works one-on-one with people on their journey to find housing by building on their strengths and resources. The service is available for anyone over 16 years of age experiencing housing stress or homelessness.
The role of the Housing Connect Support Coach is to help you build on your strengths and resources and to provide you with information on different housing options so that you have the knowledge and ability to support yourself to find stable accommodation. Housing Connect Support don’t find accommodation for you or allocate properties.
Housing Connect Support provides a range of services including:
- Supporting you during immediate crisis
- Coaching you to access safe, affordable and fit for purpose housing
- Identifying issues that may have impacted on your housing stress
- Advocating on your behalf
- Making referrals to agencies that may be able to provide you with specialised support
While you work with us, your coach will work with you on creating a ‘Support Plan’ to identify goals you want to achieve and provide coaching to work on these goals.
We have a Youth Housing Coach who works with young people from rural areas attending College full-time in Hobart to build skills in a supported tenancy to build independent living skills. We also support a small group of young people aged 16-25 years, who are engaged in education or employment to maintain a tenancy, building independent living skills and to prepare for long-term housing options.
The team works collectively and collaboratively with shelters, community housing providers and other support agencies to advocate and obtain the best possible outcomes for participants.
We are grateful for donations received from business and community members who donate goods and services to support people moving into housing outcomes.
We’ve been providing this service since 2013. The service is funded by the Tasmanian Government via Homes Tasmania.
”I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. I am lost for words. I am ecstatic to have a house over my head.Housing Connect Support Participant
During the 2022 – 2023 financial year, we:
Supported 403 people with an average length of support being 160.8 days.
Helped 98 people into long-term and secure housing.
Referred 375 participants to shelters and Safe Night Space.