Shelter Tas submission: HCC By-Law on public spaces

Shelter Tas welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the discussion of the HCC By-Law on public spaces. Homeless people are often marginalised within the community and experience barriers to participation in social, recreational, cultural and economic life. People experiencing homelessness may need to use public spaces to sleep, store their personal belongings and gather together. Read more…

Rental Affordability Index – 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. The …

Residential Housing Supply Bill, 2018

We are encouraged that legislation in support of the development of affordable housing is being proposed. While the Bill applies only to Crown Land, it highlights the relevance of the planning system to the supply of housing and affordable housing. Across Australia progressive approaches to addressing housing needs are being pursued through planning systems. This initiative provides an opportunity for …

Shelter Tas Submission to the Draft Rental Housing Supply Bill, 2018

Shelter Tas appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Draft Residential Housing and Supply Bill 2018 and supports the proposition of releasing suitable parcels of Crown Land for the development of affordable housing. As the peak body for housing and homelessness in Tasmania we applaud the Government’s commitment to ongoing engagement with the sector on these initiatives. We are encouraged that …

Housing Summit Attendee Input – TasCOSS

TasCOSS submits this response with the recognition that many of the tangible short term solutions relating to the immediate need of those who are homeless or lacking access to safe, affordable housing, will come from organisations with a higher level of specialization in terms of housing supply and demand. TasCOSS have therefore provided priorities and views based on the higher …

Housing Summit Attendee Input – Shelter Tas

The Rental Affordability Index, the Rental Availability Snapshot and Specialist Homelessness Services have been highlighting the growing rental crisis for some time, particularly in Hobart. Tasmania lacks up-t0-date housing projections and an integrated approach to planning for our housing needs. The Affordable Housing Strategy has not been integrated with other important strategies that also impact on housing supply and demand, …

A Tasmanian Consumer Engagement Strategy

This report documents a consultation process to develop a consumer engagement strategy for the homelessness sector in Tasmania. As well as reviewing the literature, consultations were held with people who are or have been homeless, with specialist homeless service providers and with those involved in practising consumer engagement in a range of sectors including the homelessness sector. The work was …