Minister must outline his plan to help Flint House residents at risk of homelessness

Tasmanian Labor
  • Minister must assist 53 people at high risk of homelessness
  • Tasmanians sick of broken promises and want action
  • Minister Jaensch has no plan to address the homelessness crisis
  • The Housing Minister must immediately put a plan in place to assist 53 residents of Flint House in New Town who are at high risk of becoming homeless.

    Shadow Housing Minister, Alison Standen, said with Flint House set to be sold, there are grave concerns the residents could end up on the streets.

    “These 53 residents are some of the most vulnerable people in our society and if Flint House closes, they could end up with nowhere else to go,” Ms Standen said.

    “There are a number of emergency accommodation providers in the Hobart area but they are all full and are forced to turn away hundreds of people every month.

    “Roger Jaensch must outline his plans to assist the 53 residents at Flint House if the facility closes and for the other 1,600 Tasmanians who are homeless on any given night.

    “We have heard nothing about the Government’s plans to transform the Waratah Hotel into affordable housing and some in the community sector fear the facility may not be open for at least another 12 months.

    “We need action now. Tasmanians are sick of broken promises and want tangible outcomes to help people in need.”

    Alison Standen

    Shadow Housing Minister

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