If elected, the Labor party has committed $80,000 towards the Salvation Army's Street-to-Home project in Launceston.
Bass candidate Janie Finlay said finding secure housing for someone sleeping rough wasn't the end of the picture.
"That is why, a Tasmanian Labor government will provide $80,000 for the Salvation Army's "Street-to-Home" worker project in Launceston," she said.
The commitment was welcomed by Salvation Army Launceston corps officer Roderick Brown, who said the support for the transition from homelessness into housing was vital, with a similar Hobart operation being "very successful".
"Adjusting to sleeping in homes was quite difficult for many rough-sleepers," he said.
"One man, in his 30s had been sleeping rough since he was seven-years-old and when we found him a place, he would sleep in the passage by the front door so that he could then hear the traffic noise. He lasted only a short time in this accommodation because he had no transitional support."
Ms Finlay said that sleeping rough was not the sign of a caring society and Labor's decision to support the Salvation Army to fund a transition worker was such an important project.
"The experience of experts in this field has informed our decision. An elected Labor Government is committed to improving the lives of people who, for a variety of reasons, are sleeping rough," she said.
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