Tuesday 24th July 2018

The Legislative Council is holding an inquiry into the the short stay accommodation industry in Tasmania. Shelter Tas is currently consulting with members and will be making a submission. Read more..

Wednesday 27th June 2018

The State Budget was handed down on the 14th of June, and Shelter Tas welcomes the State Government’s recognition of the housing crisis in Tasmania by bringing forward $25m, and the recommitment of funds for Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Strategy Stage II. Read more…

Wednesday 13th June 2018

With the State Budget to be handed down tomorrow, Shelter Tas calls for housing to be a top priority. Investment in affordable housing is investment in the future for Tasmania, and the opportunity to prioritise affordable housing in this State Budget should not be missed. Read more…

Friday 25th May 2018

The latest Rental Affordability Index shows that rental affordability in Hobart has fallen to its lowest level since the Index began in 2015, with the trend spreading across the State. The upward trend shown by the Index reinforces the need for better long range planning for our State’s housing needs and increasing the supply of public and community housing. Read …

Thursday 10th May 2018

The national peak bodies – National Shelter and CHIA (Community Housing Industry Association) – have released media statements in response to the 2018-19 Federal Budget. Shelter Tasmania supports the call in both media releases for a National Housing Strategy to address housing affordability pressures. Read more..

Friday 20th April 2018

Shelter Tas will be participating in a working group formed by the Housing Minister to provide input on implementation of actions arising from the Housing Summit. In addition, Tasmania’s rental crisis has dominated the news in the last couple of weeks, covered by both local and national media. Read more..

Thursday 5th April 2018

The recently released Estimating Homelessness, 2016 shows homelessness is on the rise in Tasmania with 1,622 Tasmanians now estimated to be homelessness (an increase of 2.7% since 2011). This continues an upward trend that has been occurring for 15 years. Read more…

Thursday 1st March 2018

Shelter Tas has an updated list of housing and homelessness policies from all parties, along with a reminder of our priorities for voters to consider.

Thursday 8th February 2018

With the Tasmanian State Election due on Saturday the 3rd of March, our first eNews for 2018 will be focusing on all things election, as we work hard to ensure housing and homelessness is on the agenda for all candidates. Read more…