Working together to deliver new homes for women in need

Nic Street, Minister for Housing and Construction

The Rockliff Liberal Government is delivering more homes for women facing homelessness.

A new 38-unit development, behind the St Vincent de Paul offices in Argyle St, Hobart, will provide homes for women who are priority applicants on the Housing Register and who are at risk of homelessness, with a particular focus on women aged 55 and over.

Minister for Housing and Construction, Nic Street, said that developments such as this are critical as we work to improve the housing system for all Tasmanians.

“I was delighted today to visit the site of a new development by St Vincent de Paul and Amelie Housing that is being funded under the Australian Government’s Social Housing Accelerator program,” Minister Street said.

“This development is a great example of the Tasmanian and Australian Governments and community organisations working together towards the common goal of ending homelessness in Tasmania.

“Under the recently released 20-year Tasmanian Housing Strategy 2023-43, we have committed to delivering more quality homes, faster.

“Medium-density, infill, and well-located developments are key to achieving this and this development is a perfect example of such a project.

“I welcome this support from the Australian Government and will continue to advocate strongly for Tasmanians as we work to provide better housing outcomes.”

The Australian Government’s Social Housing Accelerator program will deliver a range of projects in Tasmania, with Homes Tasmania identifying seven developments that will deliver around 125 new homes.

These projects include remote Aboriginal housing and medium-density developments in well-located areas of high demand.

Projects are scheduled to commence in early 2024 and be completed by 2026.

Homes Tasmania will partner with four community housing providers to deliver these projects:

  • St Vincent de Paul and Amelie Housing;
  • Flinders Island Aboriginal Association Inc.;
  • Housing Choices Tasmania; and
  • Centacare Evolve Housing.

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