Wednesday 13th October 2021

As we recognised World Homelessness Day on 10 October, this week is an opportunity to focus on good news for people experiencing and at risk of homelessness. We are pleased to see progress for the Presentation Sisters’ development at Blackmans Bay, just south of Hobart. $5 million was raised from the sale of land that will help fund 33 new …

Wednesday 29th September 2021

To celebrate the recent snow – or sunshine – we are launching the new Shelter Tas factsheet. If you have ever been confused by all the jargon and abbreviations in the housing and homelessness sector, this is for you!  A comprehensive guide to all the terms and definitions we come across every day – it is perfect for new colleagues, …

Wednesday 15 September 2021

It’s time to have your say! The scope of the draft Tasmanian Planning Policies is out now, and it is vital that we include social and affordable housing as an integral part of Tasmania’s future infrastructure. You can provide feedback on the scope of the draft policies during the consultation period, which is open until 22 October. Read more…

Wednesday 25th August 2021

Shelter Tas welcomes the City of Hobart’s leadership in tackling housing and homelessness challenges in a variety of ways, including great support for Homelessness Week earlier this month. On Monday, the City of Hobart Council took additional positive action by accepting the four recommendations of the Report Short Stay Accommodation – Potential Planning Scheme Amendments. Read more…

Wednesday 11th August 2021

Thanks everyone for all the work you have done to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness in Australia, and the importance of housing as a solution. Our hope is that one day, we will not need to dedicate a week to homelessness in Australia, but that day is still a long way off. The theme for Homelessness Week 2021 …

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 …