A Unique Social Enterprise

St Joseph Affordable Homes is a Catholic building and construction social enterprise with a dual purpose; to provide substantial and sustainable employment opportunities for young and vulnerable Tasmanians, and to alleviate housing stress and homelessness.

Our organisation provides substantial and sustainable employment opportunities for young and vulnerable Tasmanians and alleviates housing stress and homelessness.

We use extensive social and affordable housing construction programs to provide employment, in particular trade apprenticeships, for young Tasmanians.

In addition to employment, we offer a range of coaching, mentoring and wellbeing supports to our apprentices and qualified trades in partnership with Build Up Tassie to enable successful and fulfilling employment.

Our Story

St Joseph Affordable Homes received the National Professional Medium Builder/Renovator Award at the 2024 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards.

After just four years of operation we are immensely proud to be recognised as leaders in not only the community housing space but in the Australian construction industry as a whole.

Employment Outcomes November 2023

St Joseph Affordable Homes partners with Build Up Tassie to support young people with barriers to employment into meaningful pathways in the Construction Industry.

Embedded into St Joseph Affordable Homes, Build Up Tassie has delivered countless meaningful employment outcomes and further education and capacity building opportunities. Our apprentices and trainees are provided with one-on-one coaching and holistic support to ensure the best chance of personal and professional success.

Our Story

St Joseph Affordable Homes is a building and construction social enterprise, established in 2020 by the Archdiocese of Hobart.

Our organisation provides substantial and sustainable employment opportunities for young and vulnerable Tasmanians and alleviates housing stress and homelessness.

Our Story

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The work of St Joseph Affordable Homes adds significant value to Tasmania through building quality, sustainable and well-designed affordable homes which significantly help to alleviate the housing crisis.

Implementing innovation and new construction methodology to meet market demands and growth has been a key success factor for St Joseph Affordable Homes.

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