Private Rental Landlord Incentives Program

Media Statement Tuesday 10th April 2018 Shelter Tasmania is pleased the State Government is taking further steps to help low income Tasmanians access affordable and secure housing. Shelter Tasmania understands the Private Landlord Incentives Program is the first of a series of initiatives to be released. The majority of renters in Tasmania (60%) are low income households. More than 8,300 …

Housing Summit 15 March, 2018 – Joint Shelter Tas and TasCOSS Statement

Wednesday 21st March 2018 Shelter Tas, TasCOSS and a range of community sector organisation representatives put a strong voice on the floor of the Housing Summit last Thursday. Our sector was well represented and put forward a number of options that are evidence based. We will ensure Tasmania does not make knee jerk reactions that may result in short term …

Homelessness in Tasmania

Media Statement Tuesday 20th March 2018 • The homelessness occurring at the Hobart showgrounds highlights a larger problem that is wide spread across Tasmania and not as visible. The Census 2016 Homelessness Estimates released last week showed 1,622 Tasmanians are homeless, an increase of 2.7% since 2011. • Most of the homeless population is hidden: – Only 137 people (8%) …

Tasmanian Government Communique – Tasmanian Housing Summit

The Premier Will Hodgman today convened an urgent summit to address Tasmania’s housing shortage. Representatives from 34 peak bodies and key stakeholders engaged in constructive discussions to develop practical actions to provide immediate assistance to Tasmanians in need. Read more…