Wednesday 19th July 2017

#HW2017 Homelessness Week 2017 will be held from the 7-13 of August and 2017 is themed ‘Action and Innovation’, in which we can highlight the many effective approaches Specialist Homelessness Services have implemented to prevent and respond to homelessness. Read more…

Thursday 22nd June 2017

At Shelter Tas we know there is already a real shortage of affordable rental housing in Tasmania, with a quarter of low income households in housing stress paying a significant proportion of their income in rent. Airbnb is adding pressure to an already stressed and competitive rental market. Read more…

Friday 2nd June 2017

Shelter Tas welcomes the State Government’s commitment of $62m over the next 2 years in its Budget 2017-18. While this creates a solid base for implementing Affordable Housing Strategy, without additional investment in social housing, Tasmania will continue to fall well behind meeting demand for affordable housing. We are disappointed that the $60m Stamp Duty windfall created by the current …

Friday 5th May 2017

Housing affordability is reaching critical levels in Tasmania, particularly for rental housing. Australia does not have a plan to address our growing housing and homelessness crisis. Shelter Tas and our State and National partners urgently call for this year’s Federal Budget to: Quarantine funding for social housing and homelessness services; and Take the first steps towards framing a long term …

Friday 7th April 2017

National Shelter and other sector organisations recently met with Treasurer Scott Morrison and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar in Canberra. The roundtable meeting was held to discuss the upcoming federal budget, the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), affordable housing and housing affordability. National Shelter EO, Adrian Pisarski has prepared a report on that meeting… read more.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

National Shelter, State and Territory Shelters, the Australian Council of Social Services and State CoSSs we will meet with Treasurer Scott Morrison on 28th March in Canberra. The briefing will be held to discuss the future of the National Affordable Housing Agreement, capital gains tax, negative gearing, Commonwealth Rent Assistance and homelessness.  Shelter Tas will be advised on the outcome …

Thursday 2nd March 2017

The State Government launched the Community Housing Stock Leverage program today. This will result in an extra 203 new and refurbished homes for Tasmanians in need, and is enabled by 504 property title transfers to the community housing sector in Tasmania. Read the full eNews…

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Family and domestic violence is a major cause of homelessness. 33% of female clients and 17% of all males clients seeking support from homelessness services in Tasmania were experiencing domestic violence. In our submission, Shelter Tasmania urges the Department to identify and address any gaps in the system, and to ensure that sufficient resources are available to enable those experiencing …