Homelessness Week – Media Statement and Updated Events

Homelessness Week is a national event held each year during the first week of August, which aims to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the actions needed to achieve enduring solutions. The theme for Homelessness Week 2021 in Tasmania I s Housing Ends Homelessness.  Shelter Tas also supports Homelessness Australia’s national theme of Everybody Needs a Home. Read …

Wednesday 21st July 2021 – Homelessness Week + Events

Homelessness affects people of all ages and across all regions. According to the last Census in 2016, over 1600 people will experience homelessness on any given night in Tasmania. This could mean sleeping rough or living in insecure, unsafe, overcrowded or inappropriate accommodation. Read more…

Thursday 8th July 2021

Shelter Tas acknowledges the importance of NAIDOC week with the theme of Heal Country! Here’s a timely reminder to read this innovative new proposal for a nation-wide indigenous controlled housing ‘system’. Safe, affordable and culturally appropriate housing has an essential role in closing the gap for Tasmanian Aboriginal people. As we prepare for Homelessness Week (2-8 August 2021), with the Tasmanian …

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

We acknowledge all the Tasmanians who are experiencing homelessness and living in unsafe, precarious, temporary, unaffordable or overcrowded accommodation, as well as those who are sleeping rough this winter. The year has seen the housing and homelessness sector work harder than ever, with new challenges and constant change. The trends of increased demand, growing population and system reform tell us …

Thursday 10th June

At the official start of winter, we know many Tasmanians are struggling to stay warm and safe, including many renters. Last week, the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania (REIT) released its Property Report for April 2021. REIT’s analysis of the private rental market confirms what our members have been seeing on the ground – there are very few available properties …

Tuesday 25th May 2021

Shelter Tas congratulates the new Minister for Housing, Michael Ferguson, on his appointment to this vital portfolio. As the peak body for housing and homelessness across Tasmania, Shelter Tas looks forward to working with Minister Ferguson and his team, and to continue the productive relationship we have had with previous Housing Ministers. Read more…

Wednesday 5th May 2021

Congratulations to all re-elected and new MPs, and we look forward to working with you to make our State the best it can be; starting with affordable, appropriate, safe, secure, housing for all and an end to homelessness in Tasmania. Housing and health were key issues for all parties and candidates throughout the election campaign, and recognised in many speeches …

Election Update, Wednesday 21st April 2021

When a new Tasmanian Government is elected in May, its number one challenge will be solving the housing crisis for all Tasmanians, especially for renters earning low incomes, who are worst affected by the housing crisis. Read more…

Shelter Tas’ 2021 State Election Asks, Monday 12th April

Everyone needs and deserves a safe, appropriate, affordable and secure home, but thousands of Tasmanians are living in housing hardship due to rising rents and too few affordable homes. Tasmania has led the way with our Affordable Housing Strategy and Action Plan, and recent boosts to social housing. In 2021, we need to re-calibrate the Strategy to meet current demand …