7th July 2016

Shelter Tas was pleased to be consulted by the City of Hobart on its draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy, and now on its finalisation. We welcome the collaborative approach from the Council, working in partnership with the community housing and homelessness services sector in addressing homelessness issues in Hobart. Shelter Tas’ submission offered some suggestions to the Council to strengthen …

Vote Home Campaign Update

This week The Project’s Waleed Aly dissected party policy to decipher which has the best housing policy in the lead up to the federal election. Aly applauded Labor and the Greens for their housing tax policies, and noted the Coalition’s failure to produce an affordable housing plan. The Vote Home campaign now has over 35,000 supporters, and new petitions calling for …

Vote Home Campaign Update

Thank you for your continued support of the Vote Home campaign this election. For many, the housing crisis means going without after paying too much in housing costs. But for Hayley Van Summeren it meant being in and out of homelessness since she was 14. Can you help Hayley call for more public and community housing? Click here to read more!

Vote Home Campaign Update

Thank you for your support of the petition asking for a commitment to halve homelessness by 2025. Another important Vote Home petition has now been launched – on the housing and support needed for women and children escaping domestic and family violence. The petition calls for a strategic approach that invests in crisis accommodation, transitional housing and social and affordable …

7th June 2016

The 2016-17 State budget was announced on May 26th, with some good news for the housing and homelessness sector. Shelter Tas welcomed the State government’s announcement of an additional $60 million over the next 3 years to implement initiatives in the Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan, and will be seeking further clarification on distribution of this funding through upcoming Budget …

Vote Home Campaign Update

Australia is in the midst of a housing crisis, with house prices and rents rapidly increasing, and people paying so much for housing that they are forced into financial hardship. Since the launch of the #votehome campaign, more than 4,000 supporters have petitioned for a national plan to end the housing affordability crisis. Read more…

Vote Home this Election!

We’ve all seen the news: stories about rapidly rising house costs and rentals, and calls for the government to cut taxes that favour investment in housing over people having access to affordable homes. The great Australian dream is more than a dream about home ownership. It’s about ensuring everyone has a place to call home.Yet every night, more than 105,000 …

Election Update 2016

National Shelter, Homelessness Australia and the Community Housing Industry Association have jointly written a letter encouraging supporters to join them in their Federal Election campaign. The 2016 federal budget has ignored the homelessness and the housing crisis in Australia, and there is a federal election looming. If positive change is to be achieved, it is critical that the major parties bring …

Monday 9th May 2016

Federal Budget 2016 National Shelter has responded to this week’s federal budget announcement’s with a media release, ‘Budget ignores housing affordability’. This statement highlights sector concerns and funding omissions, including failure make changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax, no increase to public housing funding, no new money for rental affordability incentives, no addition to homelessness responses or inclusion …

Monday 18th April 2016

Expressions of Interest for Certificate IV and Diploma of Social Housing Courses Are you interested in participating in accredited training leading to a full qualification in the Certificate IV or Diploma in Social Housing? Shelter Tas and the Centre for Training in Social Housing (CTSH) and Housing Tas have been successful in obtaining funds to deliver this training at greatly reduced …