The government is hoping hotels and motels will help provide more emergency shelter for 1600 homeless Tasmanians.
Housing Minister Roger Jaensch convened a crisis meeting on homelessness on Friday which was attended by Premier Will Hodgman, Speaker Sue Hickey, representatives of the community and housing sectors and Labor and the Greens.
Mr Jaensch said everyone shared a "sense of urgency to deal with this issue".
"We've agreed on a plan to put in place straight away which is based on boosting the capacity of systems we already have in place right now to make sure we can move people as quickly as possible," he said.
"We can get it underway now that we've got the support of the sector, and across politics, to get that underway straight away.
"We reached broad agreement to focus on boosting the capacity of existing providers to cater for growing demand.
"By supporting existing services, we can ensure those people in crisis have the support, security and expertise to help them on a pathway to longer-term housing."
Mr Jaensch will take a proposal to Cabinet on Monday but has not put a figure on the cost of providing more emergency shelter for people living in tents and their cars.
He also signalled he would hold discussions with the federal housing minister about retiring Tasmania's housing debt to the commonwealth.
Labor's housing spokeswoman Alison Standen who attended the 90 minute crisis meeting, said there was still no detail or time-frame on helping homeless Tasmanians.
"We know that the people who are sleeping rough in the cold need action now," Ms Standen said.
"Homelessness has been deepening and worsening in the past five years."
Both she and Mr Jaensch agreed that the meeting was "positive and constructive".
Mr Jaensch said in the coming days he would work to immediately increase "funding that will see more people in emergency accommodation sooner".