Deliver the Rapid Rehousing Program for people experiencing family violence
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Improve support and service system responses
- 20 Improve access to suitable and safe accommodation within their communities for women who have experienced domestic, family and sexual violence.
What are we doing?
The Rapid Rehousing Program provides 50 supported housing options for families affected by family violence, allowing them to access safe and affordable rental homes. Perpetrators can access the program to enable victim-survivors to remain in their own homes when it is safe to do so.
- Deliver Rapid Rehousing Program for people experiencing family violence is an action under Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022 (Safe Homes, Families, Communities), which invests $26 million over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 to prevent and respond to family and sexual violence in Tasmania.
What have we achieved so far?
Safe Homes, Families, Communities actions commenced implementation on 1 July 2019. The Rapid Rehousing Program currently comprises of 56 properties with the option of those property owners renewing their Head Leases with our Community Housing Providers whom can then assist further households.
In March 2020, the Tasmanian Government announced funding for an additional 20 Rapid Rehousing properties for 12 months as part of the $2.7 million family violence package in response to COVID-19.
What is next?
- Ongoing delivery of service
Rapid Rehousing is now a mature program that continues to provide safe, secure and affordable accommodation for people affected by family violence.
What difference will we make?
The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting families affected by violence and ensuring the service system is responsive, integrated and innovative. Through this initiative, additional housing options are available for families escaping family violence to assist them to be safe with support provided when required, and people affected by family violence are assisted to access and remain in stable accommodation.