Friday 30th September 2022

As we approach World Homeless Day on 10th October, it is timely to remember that every home needs to be built somewhere, and every time social housing proposals are delayed or refused, some family or individual, somewhere in Tasmania is missing out on the home they need. Read more…

Thursday 15th September 2022

Shelter Tas is delighted with the announcement of the expansion of Queens Walk in Hobart, building on one of the success stories of community housing in Tasmania. The development will deliver an additional 65 units – well-located and modern homes that will be managed by valued Shelter Tas member Housing Choices Tasmania. Read more…

Wednesday 31st August 2022

This week will see the National Jobs Summit in Canberra, with hundreds of delegates, including National Shelter and CHIA.  Shelter Tas is the Tasmanian Representative for National Shelter and CHIA, and we will be supporting their work highlighting the essential link between housing and jobs. Shelter Tas has long argued that housing needs to be part of the whole picture …

Friday 12th August 2022

Thanks everyone for all the work you have done throughout Homelessness Week 2022 to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness in Australia, with a focus on Tasmania, and the importance of affordable and safe housing for all. The Tasmanian theme for Homelessness Week 2022 has been Housing Ends Homelessness, and Shelter Tas and all our members will keep working throughout the …

Friday 15th July 2022

You may have seen Shelter Tas in the media last week, following the release of the report Monitoring the Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Tasmanian Housing Markets. Click on the report title to access the full report, and you can see some of the media coverage in response to the report’s release in the media section below. Read more…

Friday 1st July 2022

Today we are very pleased to release the first installment of new research into the impacts of short-term rental housing on Tasmania’s residential rental market. The independently funded report – Monitoring the Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Tasmanian Housing Markets – was commissioned by Shelter Tas and produced by Emeritus Professor Peter Phibbs, and is available on the Shelter Tas website. Read more…

Wednesday 15th June 2022

Shelter Tas is very busy this week engaging with our Policy Committee and the wider housing and homelessness sector, including our national network of experts, in response to draft legislation released on 7 June to establish the new Housing Authority. The new body will be responsible for Tasmania’s housing and homelessness services. You can read the draft legislation here.  This is a …

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Last week Shelter Tas welcomed major housing commitments in the Tasmanian State Budget 2022-23. With Tasmanians facing cost of living pressures and escalating housing costs, and over 40,000 households managing the stress of high rents in the tight and competitive private rental market, investment in social and affordable housing is the foundation for building our community. Read more…

Wednesday 18th May 2022 – eNews + Election Update

Many Tasmanian households – over 40 000 – pay rent for their homes, but with just 3 days to go, the Federal Election campaigns have offered very little to renters who are paying exorbitant prices. Almost nothing has been announced to bring in new supply for those who need an affordable home to rent. The major parties’ announcements have been …

Wednesday 4th May 2022

With the Federal election fast approaching, cost of living pressures for all Tasmanians, and particularly for renters are front of mind. The Anglicare 2022 Rental Affordability Snapshot, released Thursday 28 April shows people on low incomes in our State have little hope of securing affordable homes in the private rental market. For example, only 2 properties statewide were affordable for …