Drugs, disadvantage and murder: What life was like in the ‘waiting room for hell’

Stainforth Court was a troubled public housing estate in Hobart; a "weeping social sore" synonymous with violence and crime. But for the people who lived there, it was home — and they have mixed feelings about its redevelopment.

When 16-year-old Hayley left home, her only option was to go to a women’s shelter

It's been 12 months since Tasmania's Government convened an emergency housing summit, but despite some improvements, more than 3,200 people remain on the waiting list for public housing and advocates say the crisis remains acute.