Thursday 21st March 2019

As the peak body for housing and homelessness, Shelter Tas calls on all candidates and parties to support the National Shelter and Everybody’s Home campaigns for a fairer housing system, including taxation reform. Governments can redress the housing balance and make it work properly for people who need a home, not just an investment portfolio. Read more…

Wednesday 6th March 2019

For over 10 years, Shelter Tas has lobbied for the relief of the State’s public housing debt. Each year, half of the federal funding provided to Tasmania to deliver affordable housing and homelessness services is swallowed up by debt repayment. This year will see a total repayment of over $15 million, of which over $7 million is repayment of interest. …

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Shelter Tas Executive Officer, Pattie Chugg has been quoted this week in The Mercury newspaper, calling for the State’s stamp duty revenue to be invested in long-term affordable rental properties and a housing needs analysis. “While rents are outpacing people’s incomes, rental stress is at an all time high, affecting over 8,000 households across the State. Imagine what $100 million …

Special Edition eNews Tuesday 5th February 2019

National survey on planning for affordable homes – have your say! Our peak body, National Shelter are seeking your input through a short survey about inclusionary zoning (this is where a percentage of properties in new developments are required to be affordable). Read more…

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

The Shelter Tas Budget Submission was completed in December 2018 and focussed on the urgent need to boost the supply of social housing and address Tasmania’s rental affordability crisis. It also addressed the need to close the growing divide between those who are benefiting from the State’s economic boom and those who are left behind. Click here to read more…