Wednesday 20th December 2023

Each year, as the peak body for housing and homelessness, Shelter Tas is invited to represent the sector on key issues in the State Government Budget Process. Our submission for 2024-25 is now available on the Shelter Tas website. Read more…

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

November has already been very busy for Shelter Tas, and there is still more to come with our AGM this Friday 24 November. Read more…

Wednesday 25th October 2023

One of the most memorable sessions at the AHURI National Housing Conference I attended earlier this month in Brisbane, was a panel of lived experience advocates. The presenters all agreed on the importance of recognizing people with lived experience and experience of being service users as the primary stakeholders for all the work done in the housing and homelessness sector. …

Wednesday 20th September 2023

Shelter Tas, along with the nation’s peak housing and homelessness bodies – National Shelter, Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), Homelessness Australia, and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Association (NATSIHA) –  strongly welcomes the agreement between Labor, the Greens and cross bench to pass laws that establish the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF). Read more…

Wednesday 6th September 2023

With the onset of Spring, we are seeing good news, along with sunshine, blossoms and daffodils! The July results in the Homes Tasmania Housing Dashboard show a welcome decrease in the social housing waitlist, from 4598 to 4485 – a reduction of 113 applications. The time to house priority applicants was 80.8 weeks (average for the past 12 months). Read …

Friday 18th August 2023

Last week Homelessness Week was celebrated right around the country, and thanks to many organisations and individuals, it was bigger and better than ever in Tasmania! Shelter Tas was pleased to coordinate the Homelessness Week events right across Tasmania, and staff attended a number of activities in all regions to learn about new research, find out about great new projects, …

Homelessness Week special edition, Friday 4th August 2023

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 action needed to achieve enduring solutions. As the peak body for housing and homelessness in Tasmania, Shelter Tas has been co-ordinating planning for Homelessness Week events throughout the State this …

Friday 7th July 2023

It is always great to open with some good news, and this week saw the exciting opening of a new community housing development – 21 units in Moonah, see below for more details. We are also delighted to congratulate Colony 47 on 50 years of opening doors for Tasmanians in housing need. It has been great working with you on …

Wednesday 14th June 2023

Throughout May 2023, Shelter Tas conducted a statewide headcount of the housing and homelessness workforce. We now know that our sector employs 1225 individuals – this represents a 41% increase from the 863 that were counted five years ago in 2018, and reflects the increased demand for services due to the chronic shortage of affordable rental homes and increased homelessness. …