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Invest in crisis accommodation through the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019–2023

Responsible government

  • Tasmania

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 Tasmanian Government is committed to investing in dedicated crisis accommodation for women, and women with children, affected by family violence. Under the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019–2023, the Tasmanian Government will: invest in new homeless accommodation for men with or without accompanying children and homeless youth accommodation in the North West; expand Magnolia House in Launceston to increase support for women to move out of crisis and into stable accommodation and provide short-term accommodation for young people in the North; and co-invest in new homeless accommodation for older men, women with or without accompanying children, and men in the South.

What have we achieved so far?

From 1 July 2019, work has commenced on planning the design and delivery of services and properties to provide the additional crisis accommodation outlined in the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019–2023.

What is next?

Safe Homes, Families, Communities actions commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.

The Affordable Housing Action Plan 2 commenced in July 2019. The key actions in 2019–2020 to progress new services will be planning for construction of properties including selection of architects and design work to deliver new projects and to commence selection processes for new service providers.

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, families affected by family violence have access to crisis accommodation to escape violent homes.

By investing in crisis accommodation through the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019–2023, families experiencing family violence continue to be supported through the Rapid Rehousing initiative, by partnering with the community sector to head-lease suitable and affordable private rental properties.

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