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 …

Wednesday 24th March 2021

Each year, Shelter Tas is invited make a submission to the Tasmanian Government’s Budget Process on behalf of the housing and homelessness sector. Each year, our submission draws on consultation with all our members across the state, and forms a substantial foundation for our advocacy work. Last week, we delivered our submission to the Tasmanian Government Budget Process, and the …

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

To end housing stress and homelessness for all Tasmanians, we need an adequate supply of social housing, where rents are set at a percentage of household income, and the state has a community asset for the long term. To end Tasmania’s chronic rental crisis, we need to lift the level of social housing to 10%. Read more…

Thursday 18th February 2021

This year in the Shelter Tas budget submission, we are calling on the State Government to place housing at the centre of Tasmania’s economic and social recovery. Areas such as tourism, economic productivity, jobs, education, health and justice all affect and are affected by whether people have affordable, appropriate, safe and secure homes. Read more…

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Welcome back to the Shelter Tas eNews for 2021! As some of us are resuming regular work patterns after a break, others have kept working throughout the last weeks. Special thanks to everyone who keeps our essential housing and homelessness services operating every day of the year. Tasmania faced a chronic shortage of affordable housing long before the COVID-19 health …