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Question - Emergency accommodation funding

Wednesday 23 November 2022, Question without notice


[2.47 p.m.]

What funding is provided for emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness in Tasmania?


I thank the member for her question. The Tasmanian Government funds a total of 19 short‑term supported accommodation (crisis and transitional) providers and three Safe Space providers across the state to a total of $23 522 228 ex GST.

In the north, the crisis accommodation services are:

· Safe Space, Launceston City Mission

· Magnolia, Launceston Women's Shelter

· Orana House, Launceston City Mission

· Karinya Young Women's Shelter

· Youth Futures

· Malana Youth, Family & Community Connections.

In the north-west:

· Safe Space, Salvation Army

· Warrawee Women's Shelter

· Oakleigh Accommodation Services, Salvation Army

· Youth, Family & Community Connections

In the south:

· Safe Space, Hobart City Mission

· Annie Kenney, CatholicCare

· Jireh House

· McCombe House, Salvation Army

· Hobart Women's Shelter

· Pods, Hobart Women's Shelter

· Mount Nelson Units, Hobart Women's Shelter

· Bethlehem House,

· Launch Youth Shelter, Pathways

· YouthCare, Anglicare

· Mara House, Colony 47

· Colville Place, Colony 47

Housing Connect Front Door services are the first point of contact for Tasmanians requiring housing and housing-related support. Housing Connect also assist Tasmanians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with housing during times of crisis.

Housing Connect is provided by two lead organisations, Colony 47 in the south and Anglicare in the north and the north-west.

Anglicare in the north and the north-west is funded to a total of $7 969 414.99, inclusive of brokerage, which is $301 672.95, to operate Housing Connect.

Colony 47 in the south is funded to a total of $8 576 134.35, inclusive of brokerage, which is $301 672.95, to operate Housing Connect.

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