Centacare Evolve Housing was formed in 2014 from a partnership between the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart CatholicCare Tasmania and Evolve Housing. Our mission is to provide secure and stable social and affordable housing. We are a not-for-profit company and all funds generated are invested back into our projects to improve amenities, foster community engagement and provide opportunities for tenants and members of the communities we work with.
As a participant in the Better Housing Futures program, Centacare Evolve Housing has a strong working partnership with Housing Tasmania and the State Government. Through this, we own or manage about 1,100 Social Housing properties, mostly located in the Brighton area.
We also actively support a number of government initiatives that prioritise housing for people experiencing particular housing barriers (for example, family violence or people exiting the prison system) through support of the government’s Rapid Rehousing Program and other initiatives.
Centacare Evolve Housing’s extensive building program will result in over 400 new homes for Tasmanian families in coming years, and our maintenance team are continually overseeing major upgrades and refurbishments to existing homes. By increasing both the quality and supply of available housing options, our property development work is having a positive impact on the lives of many Tasmanians.
Despite our big housing numbers, we believe our business is about much more than managing and building properties. So, as well as providing a comprehensive and responsive tenancy management service, we have a strong social commitment to enhancing the wellbeing of our tenants and the communities in which we work.
The majority of the Centacare Evolve Housing team is based at our office in Bridgewater where it provides the best possible access for the large number of tenants we have in the area. We also provide outreach tenancy and maintenance through the north and north-west of Tasmania from our office in Launceston. Our tenancy, maintenance, and community development teams are regularly out and about in the community ensuring we continue to support our tenants, partner with our communities, and increase the availability of affordable housing options for Tasmanians.
Centacare Evolve Housing is a Child & Youth Safe Organisation which recognises that the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our community is of the greatest importance. As a Child & Youth Safe Organisation, we put the safety and wellbeing of children and young people at the centre of all actions we take and decisions we make. To do this, our policies, procedures, and the services we provide are aligned with the Child & Youth Safe Organisations Framework.
The Framework sets out clear expectations for:
- how we prioritise and promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
- how we respond when there are concerns about a worker's behaviour towards children and young people.