Addressing youth homelessness

There is no doubt that homelessness, particularly for our young people, is a complex problem.

That’s why the Hodgman Liberal Government is investing in services and accommodation options that address unmet demand, as well as measures to help prevent future youth homelessness.

We are listening to young people and what they need and taking action to improve their lives.

Our Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan includes a range of actions targeted at young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in each region of the state.

In the last three months alone, we have opened a 9-unit youth at risk facility in Moonah and a 25-unit youth supported accommodation facility in Devonport.

We are also finalising contracts for the delivery of 20 backyard units designed to provide options for young people who need to move out of home and who may otherwise become homeless, and have delivered on our commitment to bring 78 new housing units online across the State by June.

In 2018-19 our investment in affordable housing will more than double the previous year and our long term plan will provide an additional 1500 new affordable homes for Tasmanians.

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Source: Tasmanian Goverment