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 …

Wednesday 6th April 2022

This week brings yet more change that will impact on the housing and homelessness sector, as well as the state more broadly. We will soon see a new Tasmanian Premier, and possibly changes at Ministerial level. Shelter Tas would like to take this opportunity to thank Premier Gutwein for his commitment to Tasmania, especially over the last two challenging years. …

Thursday 24th March 2022

This is always a busy time for Shelter Tas and our members, and in the lead-up to the Federal Election, we are particularly busy advocating for housing and homelessness issues. This week, we co-signed the Everybody’s Home campaign’s letter to the Federal Treasurer calling for a boost to investment in social housing and an increase in Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA). Read more…

Friday 11th March 2022

We live in changing times for housing and homelessness services, at both the state and national level. Here in Tasmania, Premier Gutwein has announced major initiatives for housing services, with housing a central theme in the State of the State address. A new statutory authority has been announced, to be called Housing Tasmania. Its Board will be tasked with “… …

Monday 21st February 2022

For many years, through our submissions and representations to government, Shelter Tas and our members have systematically called  for a whole of government approach to tackling Tasmania’s housing crisis, and for a 10% target for social housing. This advocacy will continue as we participate in the commencement of the Tasmanian Housing Strategy, with consultations held last week. Read more…

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Welcome back to the Shelter Tas eNews for 2022. Happy New Year, and Happy Lunar New Year for February 1st. As we begin another year facing continued impacts of COVID-19, Shelter Tas would like to thank all the workers who keep our essential housing and homelessness services operating on every day of the year. There is currently an exciting opportunity …